Al Shabaab suspect killed in shootout with Kwale police


Al Shabaab suspect killed in shootout with Kwale police
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A man suspected to be a member of al-Shabaab was gunned down by police in Kwale on Friday.

According to Kwale Police County Commander Tom Odero, officers caught up with the suspect at Ng’ombeni area in Matuga.

“The suspect opened fire on police who had ordered him to surrender. One officer was injured as police exchanged gunfire with the suspect,” he said.

Police officers did not relent and managed to gun down the suspect and a pistol was recovered, the police boss added.

He further revealed that the suspect had been linked to the murder of two village elders in Ukunda three weeks ago.

The victims were an imam: Omari Fumbwe and Nyumba Kumi chairman Bakari Dondo.

 

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