A gunman was shot by police officers on Saturday after attempting to rob law enforcement personnel.
According to the police report from Nguni Police Station obtained by Kenyans.co.ke, the attacker was hiding near the Mathiakani Bridge in Mwingi, Kitui County where he was targeting drivers plying the route.
Per the statement, the police officers encountered the assailant after a man driving a water bowser noticed him hiding at a strategic spot at the bridge.
The man driving the water bowser heard three gunshots and realised that his front tyres had been hit. This, in turn, prompted him to accelerate and after driving for about 800 metres, he spotted police officers driving a Prado who he tried to warn of the impending danger.
“Efforts to warn them of the impending danger were futile,” read part of the report.
A photo showing Kenya Police Officers.
According to the report, the police officers were accosted by the gunman who held them at gunpoint and ordered them out of the vehicle.
“During the incident, the lone robber fired 3 rounds prompting the officers to return fire which eventually fatally injured the robber. In the process, the said motor vehicle was hit twice in the rear,” read the police report.
As this happened, 1 corporal was robbed of Ksh2,000. However, the security officers escaped unhurt .
Several items were also recovered including an AK 47, twenty three rounds of ammunition and 2 pairs of shoes, sufuria with foodstuffs, and a knife.
A solar panel, scissors, a pen, and a black bag pack containing 38 rounds of ammunition were also retrieved from the scene.
Other recovered items included; seven notes of Somali currency, Ksh2,800, two mobile phones, and one extended cartridge.
“Scene was processed, and body is waiting to be transferred to Mwingi Level (IV) Hospital morgue,” read part of the report.
A photo of the entrance at the Mwingi Level (IV) Hospital in Kitui County