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Eight youths shot dead while on a robbing spree in Industrial Area

Police shot dead eight suspected robbers and recovered five homemade guns and eight rounds of ammunition in Industrial Area on Tuesday night.

Only two of the suspects have been identified as Amos Wafula, 21, and Elisha Mwashigadi 24.

Nairobi County Police commander Japheth Koome said that officers from Reuben Police post got information that about 12 men armed with pistols and crude weapons were robbing members of the public along Falcon Road.

Undercover officers rushed to the scene where they were confronted by 7 young men. Three of them were shot dead while the rest escaped with gunshot wounds.

While still at the scene, the officers heard some people screaming along the stream and they rushed there and found another gang robbing members of the public.

They shot dead three other suspects.

While conducting a search along the stream, they found the bodies of two other suspects who had succumbed to gunshot wounds from the first scene of shooting.