Suspected robber shot dead
Written By:Nicholas Kigondu , Posted: Tue, Apr 29, 2008
Police in Nairobi Tuesday morning shot dead a suspected gangster after a robbery attempt along the city’s Tom Mboya street.
The suspect in the company of two others is said to have way laid a businesswoman who had withdrawn forty thousand shillings from a bank before violently robbing her of the cash.
Confirming the incident, Central OCPD Tito Kilonzi said police responded to the victim’s alarm shooting dead the suspect.
However his two accomplices managed to escape.
Other reports say over sixty families in Mukuru kwa Njenga slums were Tuesday morning left homeless after a fire razed down their houses.
The early morning inferno is said to have started from one of the houses before spreading to adjacent structures.
Area chief David Ikigo blamed the incident on illegal power connections.