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Kakamega police chase: Five suspected robbers shot dead

Police recover two pistols and ammunition rounds during a chase on the Kakamega-Kisumu road. [Willy Lusighe, Standard]

Police have gunned down five suspected robbers at Makhokho area in Ikolomani on the Kakamega-Kisumu road.

The five were on Tuesday afternoon aboard a Toyota Belta while en route to an unclear destination, when they were cornered and fatally shot.

Kakamega South Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Chesire said the suspects were preparing to launch a series of robberies within Western Region.

Some of the recovered items include a police uniform, mobile phones, and a radio device. [Willy Lusighe, Standard]

“The police challenged them to surrender but instead the(robbers) fired at them. All robbers were armed,” Chesire said.

The law enforcement officers recovered two pistols, police uniform, several rounds of ammunition, a radio device, a bank cheque and the vehicle they were travelling in.

As of the time of publishing, the bodies of the suspected robbers were still at the scene.

A vehicle, (Toyota Belta) also seized during the operation. [Willy Lusighe, Standard]

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