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Suspected carjacker shot dead in fierce gun battle with police

Police in Nakuru have intensified manhunt of three carjackers who fled after a fierce gun battle on Saturday night.

The shootout ensued after police on patrol at White-House along the Nakuru-Nyahururu road flagged down a Toyota Fielder had been stolen in Nyahururu.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru OCPD Joshua Omukata said the car was tracked along Nyahururu-Nakuru road as it was heading to Nakuru and police officer were put on alert.

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“On reaching White-House area, police on patrol noticed the car being driven at high speed and tried stopping it but the occupants defied the orders. The officers then pursued it,” said the boss police.

The car was eventually intercepted at Manyani area where the suspects engaged the police in an exchange of fire.

“The people on board started shooting at the police officers who retaliated. One of the suspects was shot dead while three fled,” said the police boss.

Mr Omukata said the relatives to the Nyeri based taxi-driver had identified the car while the whereabouts of the driver remains unknown.