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Protest in Mukuru slums over killing of eight suspected robbers

Youths in Mukuru kwa Reuben slums on Wednesday took to the streets to protest the killing of eight suspected gangsters who they claim were not criminals.

On Tuesday night Police had shot dead  the eight suspects and recovered five homemade guns and eight rounds of ammunition in Industrial Area.

The residents, mostly youths, carried placards at the scene where the eight suspects were killed. They called for administrative action action the police officers who were involved in the shooting.

Vijana sio kuku, we need justice,” one placard read.

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.