“A combined team of officers from Stapol Rabai and Divcrime Rabai pursued the said gang and caught up with them at Kokotoni are. A shoot out ensued and the three members of the gang were fatally injured,” said police in a report on the incident. The police officer who did not want to be named said the ringleader identified only as Kinyua and his accomplices had been on the run for a long time. “They have terrorized Kilifi residents from all corners of the county; Rabai, Kokotoni, Ribe, Mwawesa, Ruruma and Kisurutuni .” According to a tweet shared by the office of the Director of Criminal Investigations on Monday, two AK47 rifles loaded with 29 and 30 rounds of bullets, a blood-stained dagger, a reed woven basket, a brown jacket and Sh168,000. The motorcycle they were using was also seized and the rider arrested. “Two AK47rifles, Several ammunitions, Motorcycle, Cash & other items were recovered. One suspect in custody,” DCI Tweeted.
3 members of a notorious gang were fatally injured today after a shoot out with officers at Kokotoni area in Kilifi County.Two AK47rifles,Several ammunitions, Motorcycle, Cash & other items recovered. One suspect in custody.The deceased positively identified by those they robbed. pic.twitter.com/Ph36LygHMB— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 21, 2019
The DCI said in a tweet that the same gang is suspected to have recently shot dead a police officer, following a foiled robbery at an M-Pesa shop in Kilifi.
The shoot out followed a robbery report made after a bus/man was robbed within Rabai Center. The victim was attacked by 4men;2armed with AK47 rifles.Detectives acted swiftly& cornered the gang at Kokotoni area where a shoot out ensued.Gang suspected to have killed a Cop recently. pic.twitter.com/wtsDl31II6— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 21, 2019