Nairobi — Three suspected criminals were night killed, Saturday night during a shootout with DCI detectives in Kamukunji, Nairobi.
The trio were part of a four-member gang who were arrested while attempting to commit a crime.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations intercepted the four criminals along Landhies Road. The police were acting on a tip off from the members of public.
When the suspects were challenged to surrender they engaged the police in a shoot-out and three of them were fatally wounded. The fourth one managed to escape and ran into Muthurwa Estate.
DCI director George Kinoti confirmed, Sunday morning, that his men recovered a pistol, a pen knife and four bullets.
"We recovered from the suspects, one Min 8 pistol, one Conther pistol, a pen knife and four rounds of ammunition," he confirmed.
The police launched a manhunt for the fourth member who is yet to be apprehended.