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Six suspected gangsters gunned in Ruiru shootout

Police gunned down six suspected gangsters in Ruiru, Kiambu County and recovered two firearms and police uniforms following a fierce shootout on Thursday night.

The incident took place along the Northern by-pass at the roundabout of Kahawa West and Kiambu Road around 10:40 pm.

Police acting on a tip off trailed a white Toyota NZE registration number KBM 836 Y before the shootout ensued in which the six were killed, according to a senior officer who is not authorized to give information to the press.

An AK 47 rifle, a Taurus pistol with six rounds of 9 mm ammunition, a panga and police uniforms were recovered from the scene. None of the security officers was injured.

The unidentified bodies were taken to the City Mortuary pending a postmortem. No documents were found on them.