5 Held for Throwing Grenades at police

Police in Nairobi was engaged in a running battle with suspected thieves who threw grenades the police officers in Monday evening along Thika road. Police trailed them when they were returning from a theft attack.

According to Police report, the five suspects were in a gang of nine that was spotted riding at high speed on three motor cycles near Mathare 29/30 terminus.

On spotting them, police who were patrolling the area, launched to pursue them as they opted to escape to Mathare North and shortly after, their motor cycles were intercepted at Drive-In stage on Thika road. It’s at this point that one suspect threw a grenade to the officers. However no casualties were reported during the incident.

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