Two shot dead in tragic carjacking of city matatu in Buruburu

Manhunt launched for part of the gang that managed to escape, two homemade guns recovered

File image of a Double M bus involved in an accident

A Double M Matatu bus plying route 23 that had been hijacked overturned and rolled several times in Buruburu area on Saturday, 16 November 2019.

Reports indicate that the bus had been hijacked by an armed gang that cammandeered it before the harrowing ordeal ended in tragedy.

Police who responded swiftly to the incident shot dead two of the carjackers.

An unknown number of passengers caught up in the harrowing ordeal were injured with reports indicating that at least one person is admitted at Mama Lucy Hospital for emergency treatment.

Two homemade guns were recovered from the armed thugs with the police launching a manhunt to arrest part of the gang that managed to escape.

Police have urged matatu operators and private vehicles to observe caution, especially with the festive approaching.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the city with police road blocks mounted where officers inspect vehicles and ensure adherence to traffic laws.

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