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Two suspected thugs shot dead in Umoja

Two suspected thugs were on Friday night shot dead in Umoja 2 where they are said to have been robbing members of the public.

Police recovered a homemade gun capable of firing and a machete from the slain suspects.

Buruburu police DCIO Jeremiah Ikao told Nairobi News that two other suspects managed to escape during the 11pm incident, but have been positively identified by the public.

“The other two who escaped are well known criminals and have been identified by the public and we are on their trail,” said Mr Ikao.

HEIGHTENED SECURITY

Meanwhile, security has been heightened in Nairobi and other parts of the country to avert any crime or terror incidents over Easter period.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet assured Kenyans that the National Police and other security agencies have heightened security in the country during the festivities.

“This is a constant reminder that the threat we face as a country is global in nature and not restricted to our region,” Boinnet said.

The police boss also urged Kenyans to remain vigilant over the Easter holiday adding the threat of terror remains real.

He urged members of the public to share information of any suspicious activities through the toll free lines 999 or 112.