The SPCU Detectives Unit on Thursday afternoon shot and killed a notorious robber identified as David Gitau Kimani following a tip-off of his hideout in Kariobangi South from the members of the public.
Gitau is said to have been chilling out with an unknown woman at his rental apartment near Dr. Mwenje School when he was ordered to open the door and surrender to the officers.
He was however shot and killed after he refused to open the door and surrender, but instead shooting eight times at the officers, prompting the officers to return fire and in the commotion kill him.
The lady he was with was also injured in the gunfire.
After searching the house, a pistol and 18 rounds of ammo were recovered.
Gitau has previously been linked to a chain of robberies and murders in various parts of the country mostly revolving between Kiambu and Nairobi counties during the period between 2016 and 2019.
The most talked-about murder was in 2017 where a Businessman identified as Mr. Njegere who ran an Agrovet business was shot dead at his home in Tarabana and an unknown amount of money taken from him, triggering a public protest over insecurity in the area.
He has also been linked to other robberies in Tigoni, Limuru, Kikuyu, Kabete and Kiambaa areas in Kiambu county.
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