A notorious armed robber,  David Gitau KIMANI was gunned down on Thursday morning by detectives in Kariobangi South in Nairobi. 

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This was after residents tipped off the detectives of his hideout. 

In a tweet, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations revealed that Gitau is no more.  

"NOTORIOUS Armed Robber; David Gitau KIMANI who has been terrorizing residents of Tigoni, Kiambu was today morning shot dead by #SCPU Detectives after his Hide Out in Kariobangi South was uncovered following intelligence from the Public. #Pistol with 18 Rounds of Ammos recovered," posted DCI. 

He was found in his house with an unidentified woman. 

However, he defiled police orders to surrender. He opened fire, which the police responded by fire. 

"Gitau, who was in a rental house near Dr Mwenje Sch with an unidentified female, was ordered to Open the Door & Surrender for arrest. Defying it, he fired 8 Rounds prompting the officers to fire back. As a result, the two were fatally injured," added DCI.

The police did not reveal whether he operates alone or if he has accomplices. 

Various gangs of criminals are being sought after in various parts of the country.