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Kidnappers shot dead as police save women

By | May 31st 2010 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

By Cyrus Ombati

Two suspected kidnappers were killed and three women rescued.

In a separate incident, thugs shot and injured an officer.

Police killed the kidnappers on Saturday morning as they tried to escape from a house they had been keeping the women.

Police said the women were taken from Nairobi’s Buruburu estate, and the kidnappers were demanding a ransom to release them.

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Several weapons, a car and mobile phones were recovered as the women were freed.

Emerging cases

Nairobi Area PPO Anthony Kibuchi said the men were part of a large gang behind emerging cases of kidnapping in Nairobi.

In Parklands, a police officer was shot and wounded in the leg when he confronted escaping thugs. The officer was responding to a robbery alarm.

Police said the gang had raided a residential house at about 11pm when they were called.

The officer was admitted to hospital and is in stable condition.

Elsewhere in Kabete, police killed a suspected thug and recovered a pistol. Last week alone, police recovered 11 guns from thugs in the city.

Police want you to call 999, 112, 0203556771, 0203556780 0202724154 and 020310225 when you need their help.

Kibuchi said the numbers will be attended to day and night and urged callers not to misuse them.


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