Police shoot dead suspected robber in Diani


 Kwale,KENYA:Police in Diani, Kwale county shot and killed a suspected robber.

The deceased  has been identified as Moreno Felix who as part of a four man gang.Three others escaped in the Saturday morning shootout.

Police say the  gang were armed with crude weapons and had been terrorizing residents  specifically targeting foreigners.

Police added that they  recovered a toy gun and several machetes from the suspects.

Confirming the incident, Msambweni police boss Joseph Chebusit   said they got a tip-off from  members of the public and that’s when his officers ambushed the suspects killing one on the spot.

“Our men in patrol challenged the suspects but they started running into the thickets.We followed them but three managed to escaped,”said police boss.

The police boss said the suspects have been targeting  residential homes owned by foreigners robbing them.

He  further called on the  public to volunteer information to police which could lead to arrest of the three who escaped adding that the officers will not relent on war on crime.