Two suspected armed gangsters have been shot dead by police officers in Kawangware.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the officers who were on foot patrol within stage 56, responded in the nick of time after the thugs had just attacked a man at gunpoint.
In a statement via twitter, the DCI said that the two suspects were killed during the shoot out while the third suspect escaped on a motorcycle with a fictitious registration number.
“The officers had challenged them to surrender but the thugs shot at them, triggering a fierce shootout that led to the death of the two while a third one was lucky to escape by the skin of his teeth, “DCI said.
A firearm with one round of 9mm calibre was recovered at the scene and handed over to DCI ballistic experts for examination.
Meanwhile, bodies of the fatally wounded were moved to City mortuary, pending identification.
Earlier, the DCI also reported that a 48-year-old woman suspected of drug trafficking was rushed to hospital, after she swallowed four sachets suspected to contain heroin, to avoid arrest.
This was after detectives based in Voi arrested her on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Detectives in charge of the investigation rushed her to the Moi County Referral Hospital in Voi for immediate medical attention.
However, Further search in her house located at Maweni estate, led to the discovery of more sachets containing the substance.