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Five Suspected Thieves Shot Dead In Migori

Migori police shot dead five suspected gangsters on Tuesday night after trailing them for days.

Police sources said the suspects have been behind a spate of crime in Migori and neighbouring counties and are part of a notorious group behind a spate of crime.

Nyabisawa location senior chief Ben Aliwa said the five were trailed when in a vehicle and shot at the Nyamasongo area by members of the flying squad.

Migori police shot dead five suspected gangsters on Tuesday night after trailing them for days.

Police sources said the suspects have been behind a spate of crime in Migori and neighbouring counties and are part of the ’42 brothers gang’, a notorious group behind a spate of crime.

Ben Aliwa, Nyabisawa location senior chief, said the five were trailed when in a vehicle and shot at the Nyamasongo area by members of the flying squad.

The suspects were found with house-breaking equipment.

“We had several cases of burglary in the area including one in a popular bar where equipment was stolen,” Aliwa said.

The gang are said to have picked a vehicle from Migori town for taxi self-drive services to a popular club in Nyakweri centre, Nyatike area.

The police officers are said to have been trailing the gang for long before they struck.

 

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