Cleric shot in botched robbery

Two people including a cleric are fighting for their lives at the Naivasha Sub-County hospital after they were shot and seriously wounded during a botched robbery incident.

During the Monday night incident in Karati village along the Naivasha-Kirima road, police shot dead one of the gangsters and recovered a pistol.

The cleric and the boda boda operator suffered stomach and thigh injuries.

The incident came barely a day after police in the town nabbed a suspect and recovered a pistol and two rounds of ammunition that had been stolen from a police officer in Kayole last year.

In the latest incident, the thugs had waylaid the pastor as he entered his house at around 11pm before a family member raised an alert.

According to Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru, members of the public responded to the distress call and informed security officers from the nearby Karati police post.

He said that as the thugs were fleeing, they shot the pastor twice and managed to use two motorcycles to flee from the scene after shooting an operator in the thigh.

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“One of the motorcycles crushed while fleeing and police managed to shoot dead one of the thugs while the others escaped with gunshot wounds,” he said.

He added that they suspected the same gang to be behind a series of robberies in the area. “The gunned down suspect has been identified as a motorcycle operator and we are closing down on his accomplices,” he said.

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