Thugs who have been robbing and harming people in the city and its immediate environs but they have for long escaped police dragnet were yesterday terminated in a hail of bullets.
Five of the six young men were gunned down last night at Allsopps, Thika road after they snatched a handbag from a female Mpesa shop operator with about Sh101, 000.
Confronted by police, they challenged them as they attempted to escape in a Toyota Premio, old model Registration Number KAU 979Q. They were gunned down but one managed to escape.
Their ring leader identified as Deno is said to have escaped police snare severally and one time he was jailed after he was found in possession of fake vehicle plate numbers in September last year.
The ringleader claimed car he used in robberies belonged to a gsu .
He was also found in possession of police radio set and a Toyota Prado he used with others to rob people in some part of Kiambu and Nairobi. When he was arrested he claimed they belonged to his cousin, an alleged General Service Unit officer.
Interestingly, Deno and his four accomplices were killed near the GSU headquarters. A pistol and rounds of ammunitions were recovered from them.