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Man shot dead after being caught vandalizing Outering Road

Police on Sunday morning shot and killed a man who was found vandalizing the Outering road.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) in a statement said another suspect, who was with the deceased, was arrested while three others escaped with gun shot wounds.

GUARD RAILS

The five were found cutting the guard rails at Nairobi bridge along Outering road, Kariobangi at 2am.

Kariobangi OCS David Ole Shani while confirming the incident described the suspects as part of a cartel mowing down street lights and vandalizing roads equipment  in Nairobi.

Scrap metals vandalised from guard rails along Outering Road in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
Scrap metals vandalised from guard rails along Outering Road in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

The arrested suspect will be arraigned before the Makadara Law Courts to face charges of vandalism and endangering the lives of citizens.

Last year, Kura appealed for information about individuals who vandalise road guard rails and streetlights, promising a handsome reward.

VANDALS

The authority promised Sh100,000 to anybody with information that would help them nab the vandals.

Kura said that more than 30 street poles valued at Sh2.5 million had been vandalised in major roads in Nairobi County alone within three months.

Some of the worst hit roads are the Thika Superhighway, Outering Road, Ngong Road and Lang’ata Road.