Cops Gun Down Two Robbery Suspects, Recover Ex-minister’s Stolen Gun

January 22, 2024

In the Jua Kali area of Uasin Gishu County, police shot and killed two suspected robbers during a joint intelligence-led operation.

Authorities believe the suspects are part of a gang that has been terrorizing residents in Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, and Kakamega counties.

During the sting operation, detectives from Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu counties also recovered a pistol stolen from former minister Noah Wekesa’s residence in Kitale in December 2023.

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The robbery suspects, sought for acts of robbery with violence at Chukura and Moi’s Bridge police stations, were pursued to a flat in Cheramei Centre.

According to police reports, officers instructed the suspects to surrender, but they resisted and opened gunfire at the officers from the window of their flat.

A shootout occurred, resulting in the death of one identified suspect, John Mukhwana Muhila, and another unidentified adult male.

The detectives recovered bullets, a motorcycle, a mobile phone, and an assortment of tools used for housebreaking.

Francis Kihara, the Criminal Investigations Officer for Trans Nzoia County, reported that a total of 13 bullets were discharged during the incident.

“We believe the pistol recovered is that which was stolen from Noah Wekesa and a mobile phone stolen from Moi’s Bridge last night in a robbery incident,” he told the Nation.

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