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Daily Nation : February 26th 2014
18 | THE COUNTIES NAIROBI | Gunfire clears busy Kimathi street of human traffic in seconds as pedestrians seek safety Three shot dead as gunmen and police exchange fire on city street Woman killed as stray bullet hits her in the head, as four other people are taken to hospital with injuries BY FRED MUKINDA email@example.com city centre yesterday. Two women, a man and a police T officer survived the midday shootings with bullet injuries and were taken to hospital. Police said the two men they shot were gangsters from whom they recovered two Ceska pistols. Two of their accomplices escaped. Passers-by on Kimathi Street dove for cover once the shoot-out started emptying the street of human traffic in seconds as people sought shelter in shops and hid behind parked vehicles. The police ran after the gangsters who were escaping through back lanes. The two men were felled by police bullets several metres from where the shooting started, at the Bazaar shopping and office complex at the end of Kimathi Street. JENNIFER MUIRURI | NATION A police officer at the scene where two suspected robbers were gunned down on Kimathi Street in Nairobi yesterday. wo men and a woman were shot dead in a shoot out between police and gangsters in Nairobi’s DAILY NATION Wednesday February 26, 2014 MINISTRY ISSUES TOUGH RULES ON FERTILISER Team to vet farmers who qualify to receive item as cereals board says it is ready for season. Page 22 BRIEFLY BOMET Man handed 15 years for rape of daughter A man who repeatedly de- filed his daughter and made her pregnant in 2009 was yesterday sentenced to 15 years in jail by a Bomet court. The court was told how the man threatened her with a panga and defiled her several times between May 19, and November 12, 2009 at Kitoben village in Bomet County. She was at that time a Form Two student. A DNA test carried on the child implicated the man. Bomet senior resident magistrate Virginia Karanja said the prosecution proved the man was guilty. UASIN GISHU Health staff told to stop stealing drugs Uasin Gishu County governor Jackson Mandago has warned health workers against stealing drugs. The county chief was reacting to cases of drug shortage in public facilities. But speaking yesterday at the county headquarters during the commissioning of Sh40 million worth of drugs, Mr Mandago warned the regional staff, saying, his government is investigating claims of theft and would sack all those found guilty. All local clinics will also be restocked with drugs. BARINGO Workers at registrar’s office lazy, says agency Senior officers at the Registra- This gang waylays people as they walk out of banks and rob them. Today they were targeting one bank.” Police officer Patrick Oduma One of the men was felled at the junction of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue and the other on a lane leading to Moi Avenue. Both were shot in the chest. The woman was shot in the head by a stray bullet on a pavement connecting Kimathi Street to Moi Avenue. Central division police commander Patrick Oduma said the pedestrians were shot by the fleeing gangsters. “This gang waylays people as they walk out of banks and rob them. Today they were targeting one of the banks there. Before the shooting, they were stopped by a police officer because they looked suspicious, but they drew pistols and started firing,” he said. Information circulated over walkie talkie to police officers around the city said that “two gangsters had been gunned down and two others were escaping,” and all escape routes should be sealed. The report indicated the gang JENNIFER MUIRURI | NATION Curious onlookers peer through windows after the botched robbery. Right: Police officers control the crowd at the shooting scene. had three guns but only one was recovered. The injured policeman from Central Police station was hit in the leg and his colleagues took him to Kenyatta National Hospital in a taxi . The other victims were carried by pedestrians to the nearby Crescent Medical Aid clinic. An hour later three ambulances took the victims to other hospitals, but the woman who was clad in a Buibui was pronounced dead. She had a bullet wound in the head. The man who survived was hit in the leg while the other woman had injuries showing that a bullet hit her in the chest and exited at the back. A medic at the clinic described her situation as “stable.” A police officer told the Nation that the gangsters were first seen by a member of the public at a nearby restaurant. The man then alerted police officers who were on patrol who circulated the information to their colleagues. The gang was first approached by officers in plain clothes and moments later, they were being chased by different policemen. Administration police officers on guard duty at the nearby banks also joined the chase. Several premises were left with bullet marks. Two bullets hit and shattered a glass door on GT Bank and there were holes on the Equity Bank door. The banks were temporarily closed. Pedestrians lay on their bellies on the tarmac and pavements as gunfire rocked the air. TO COMMENT ON THIS AND OTHER STORIES GO TO www.nation.co.ke tion of Persons in Kabartonjo do not work and are compromising the security of the country, a report by the Office of the Ombudsman says. The Commission on Administrative Justice has, as a result written to the Interior ministry asking for action to be taken against the staff. In a two-page report signed by CAJ vice-chairperson Regina Mwatha,the commission said the conduct of the officers in Baringo North could compromise security. KWALE Board members’ heads on the chopping block The fate of the Kwale county Public Service Board hangs in the balance following a recommendation by the county assembly to disband it on claims of corruption, nepotism and tribalism. Bongwe-Gombato MCA Omar Boga said yesterday the assembly wanted to know who among the board members bore the greatest responsibility. He said members would be allowed to defend themselves before a final decision is made whether to sack the entire board or some of them.
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