A thug was killed by his accomplice during a foiled robbery attempt at an engineering company in Nairobi’s Mukuru kwa Reuben on Tuesday morning.
The thug, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), was stabbed in his eye by his accomplice, killing him instantly, after a scuffle broke out with the security guard on duty.
The two, who are yet to be identified, broke into the firm by scaling the wall armed with crude weapons and were spotted by guard only identified as Ondieki who raised an alarm.
“The thugs gained access to David Engineering Company in kwa Reuben, Makadara sub-county and encountered the firm’s guard. The guard who had initially noticed two dark silhouettes jump over the perimeter, issued a warning against any further movement but the defiant thugs advanced,” the DCI said on twitter.
However, while attempting to kill Ondieki, one of the thugs accidentally stabbed his accomplice and fled the scene.
“A struggle between the three ensued and in a classic case of the hunter becoming the hunted, one of the thugs attempted to stab Ondieki using a knife but Ondieki dashed down and the knife went straight to one of his accomplice’s eye killing him on the spot,” the DCI said.
The DCI revealed that agents had recovered the murder weapon left on site and investigations were underway to identify the missing thug and apprehend him.
They further revealed that Ondieki suffered minor injuries and was recuperating in hospital.
“In an inspiring story of a brave guard who faced off with armed assailants, Ondieki enters into our roll of honor as a fearless protector of life and property,” DCI added.