Police gun down suspected kidnappers

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Police gunned down three suspected gangsters who kidnapped a lawyer in Murang’a Town on Saturday night.

Murang’a East DCIO Japheth Maingi said three other gangsters escaped during the shoot-out.

The suspects kidnapped the lawyer at 8.30pm near his home and fled using the Murang’a-Sagana road. Police pursued.

The criminals defied the orders and opened fire and police officers fired back, killing three suspects at about 9.30pm, he said. Three suspects escaped on foot and but the lawyer was rescued.

According to the DCIO, police recovered an AK47, a toy pistol and the two motor vehicles the suspects were using.

He said they have launched a manhunt for the three who escaped on foot carrying a bag that police suspect could have contained more weapons.