Police gun down notorious Mumias robber, his two accomplices escape
Mumias police yesterday gunned down an armed robber at Mwitoti shopping centre.
Mumias East subcounty AP commander Ezekiel Ogutu said Idris Mutimba’s two accomplices fled. He said police on patrol were alerted about the robbery by a watchman.
“Police confronted the three and told them to surrender, but they refused to do so,” Ogutu said. He said Mutimba’s accomplices were at the back of the shop and escaped before police opened fire.
Ogutu said Mutimba was a notorious criminal who dropped out of Eluche Primary School. He said Mutimba had earlier attacked a Chinese worker at a construction site near Shianda market.
Police recovered a hacksaw used to cut padlocks at the shop’s entry. Mutimba said the thugs took advantage of the Manchester versus Liverpool match to rob shops.
Mumias residents outside Queens Shop Mwitoti, Mumias, where a robber was gunned down