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Pedestrian shot in city centre as police battle armed gang

A man is nursing serious injuries after he was caught on a crossfire between police officer and suspected thugs on Tuesday evening at Latema Road.

According to the police, officers patrol along Moi Avenue spotted a suspicious motorcycle with four passengers on it.

The suspects were trailed to Latema Road where they were ordered to surrender. They defied the orders and one suspect started shooting at the officers as others ran in different directions.

The police managed to arrest three suspects, while the fourth one who had a firearm managed to escape.

While escaping he shot and injured a bystander who was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital in stable condition.

A knife was recovered from the three arrested suspects.