Details of how undercover police officers in Kayole used a popular messaging platform, WhatsApp to hatch a plan that saw wanted Nairobi’s ‘prettiest’ thug, Clare Mwaniki aka Clea Adi Vybz gunned down on Tuesday have emerged.
Clare, who reports indicate as the wife of a notorious Nairobi robber called as Mwanii, was shot dead in Lower Chokaa area, along Kangundo Road after a fierce gun shooting engagement with police officers.
Details have emerged that one officer received a tip off from one of their colleagues via their WhatsApp group and they organized themselves to nab the young woman, who was in the company of four heavily armed men.
One police officer revealed that they quickly hatched a plan on the platform and asked for reinforcement from the other officers on patrol that had not seen the message.
As gang was elusive, police had to be tactical in planning how to ambush the gang. The five gangsters were ambushed by the officers, but they opted to fire at the police leading to over half an hour engagement that left two gangsters, including Clare, dead. The others managed to escape.
A pistol was recovered at the scene with 12 rounds of ammunition as police launched a manhunt for the suspects who escaped.