Two suspected armed robbers were shot dead by the police yesterday night in a carjacking attempt in Kilimani area, Nairobi.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the two were armed with a Russian-made pistol and two other handguns as they subdued a taxi driver and his client at Chania Avenue and robbed them of their mobile phones and taking over their Toyota Vitz.
“As the suspects were bolting out after what they believed was a successful mission, police officers blocked their way ordering them to surrender,” the DCI said.
However, the suspects defied the order and opened fire as they took off.
The officers, who were responding to a distress call responded with rapid shots, killing the suspects.
Four mobile phones including the two stolen from the victims were recovered alongside the three guns hosting six unspent rounds.
After the incident, the victims were escorted to safety as the bodies of the criminals were taken to a city morgue pending identification.