Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa speaking to journalists.
BY OUR REPORTER.
Police in Kwale County have gunned down three members of a notorious gang that has been terrorizing residents at the Coast.
This is following a tipoff from members of the public. The police foiled an attempted robbery believed to have been intended at a construction site.
The three assailants were gunned down at the site having committed several other daring robberies within the week.
Earlier this week the gang staged a robbery at Changamwe Mombasa where a woman was robbed off Sh200, 000. The thugs also injured a Matatu driver who attempted to obstruct them during their audacious daytime drama.
The robbers are identified as Amadi Boy Suleiman (the leader of the group), Mbo Anani Mwiyanga and Mutinda Ndeti.
Police also recovered one pachet automatic rifle loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.
The criminal gang is also suspected to be behind a spate of criminal acts within Coast Region and are said to have been involved in the killing of a police officer in Likoni in December 2015 who was escorting a client.
They took from the officer a G3 rifle that is yet to be recovered. Other members of the group are still at large.
Police are calling on members of the public to be vigilant and provide any information that would lead to their arrest and recovery of the stolen G3 rifle.
The police remain grateful to the public for the information they provided following the call to action by the IG over criminal gangs that have been terrorizing residents at the Coast region.