Kenya: Deadly Juja Police sprayed 40 bullets in petrol station killing lawyer

March 14, 2019

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On Tuesday evening, police are said to have responded to a robbery at Lexo Petrol Station where it alleged that five people drove in a Touareg Volkswagen vehicle at around 8:30pm and immediately brandished pistols and an AK-47 rifle to the personal operating the facility.

Other reports had indicated that police had been tipped of an emerging robbery by some gangsters planning to rob the petrol station and had laid ambush.

“Police laid an ambush and challenged the criminals but they started firing at the police officers before being overpowered and gunned down. Five of them were killed,” Juja DCIO Mr. Ali Samatar said.

On that fateful night, Juja police gunned down the five suspected gangsters along the Thika Superhighway while it alleged that one escaped with the AK-47 rifle.

However, the drama in the incidence has quickly changed and it is now guns on the police after the law society of Kenya and the independent police oversight commission called on investigations to unravel how police responded to the scene.

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(Law Society of Kenya Facebook 14/03/19)

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