More details emerge of the sexiest gangster killed in Nairobi

The lady would easily pass for an innocent pretty campus girl.

Clare Mwaniki.

However, Clare is a well-known notorious thug whose life was cut short early Wednesday morning.

Clare was gunned down by police officers in Lower Chokaa area, on Kangundo Road in the company of three other gangsters.

Clare is said to belong to a group of thugs that have been robbing and terrorising residents in the city.

According to reports on the Daily Nation, on that fateful day, police were tipped off by their colleagues through the popular social media app Watsapp that four suspects had escaped a police dragnet on Manyanja Road on Tuesday at 11pm.

A local greengrocer had informed the police that four people, including a woman, were robbing residents in the area.

The police quickly called for reinforcements and laid an ambush at them in Chokaa, Kayole.

According to reports, police waylaid them and were forced to fire at the thugs ordering them to surrender.

However, the Claire and one of gangsters shot at the police as they attempted to escape.

The police fired back and managed to kill the two while the others managed to escape on foot.

Clare's body lay on the road, still clutching at a Beretta pistol, which had six rounds of ammunition before her body and the other gangster were taken to the city mortuary.

In one of the Facebook page, ‘Dandora Love People’, some who apparently knew Claire posted details on her "thug life".

Claire is identified as the wife of a “notorious” robber known as Mwanii.

Hayawi hayawi huwa. Clea Adi Vybz mnakumbuka nikimpea warning awache wizi na bwanake Mwanii???? (Clea Adi Vybz, do you remember me warning her to stop committing robberies with her husband Mwanii?),” Hessy wa Kayole posted.

The Facebook user apparently had warned her to stop carrying the gun for her husband.

“Sabrina Hassan, Mungu alikuokoa (Sabrina Hassan, God saved you),” Hessy said in the post on ‘Kayole Crime Free’ and ‘Dandora Crime Free’ Facebook pages and warned another woman to stop her criminal activities.

According to her Facebook page, Clare describes herself as a former University of Nairobi student and a lover of life.

Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome said many criminal gangs have female members.

“The women are used to transport guns, gather information while some even take part in robberies,” Mr Koome said, adding that they also take food to male suspects in hiding.

He said the involvement of females in crime was a challenge to the security as officers are not allowed to search handbags.

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