Second member of gang that shot officer is killed

Friday January 1 2016

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said they recovered a home-made pistol, a camera, and a mobile phone in the house of a gang member involved in the murder of a police officer. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said they recovered a home-made pistol, a camera, and a mobile phone in the house of a gang member involved in the murder of a police officer. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By ANGIRA ZADOCK
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Another member of a gang that killed a police officer in Nairobi’s Lunga Lunga on Tuesday was shot dead Thursday as he tried to move house.

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the public alerted police at around 3pm that Mr Anthony Wanjala was shifting from his Kayaba slums dwelling and officers rushed to the place and shot him dead.

They recovered a home-made pistol, a camera, and a mobile phone.

Investigations revealed that his colleague, who killed the policeman and injured two others before he was shot dead two days earlier, had been monitoring police movements through a radio stolen from an officer earlier.

Police said Mr Issa Njoroge Muriu last month attacked and robbed an AP officer of the radio in Langata which he would occasionally switch on.

On Tuesday evening, the stolen radio’s signals were detected in Lunga Lunga.

Officers from the Flying Squad and the Industrial Area police station were deployed to the area.

Mr Muriu, a Somali-trained sharpshooter, ambushed police and shot Constable Paul Sirma in the head, killing him instantly.