Police shot and killed a suspected gangster in Majengo, Shauri Moyo, on Wednesday night and recovered a pistol with three bullets.
Residents alerted undercover officers on patrol about four gangsters robbing residents, Nairobi police commander Japhet Koome said.
Koome said the suspects were caught committing the crime and asked to surrender.
“They defied the order and one of them was fatally shot. Others escaped.”
The body was taken to City Mortuary and the victim booked as an unidentified person, pending tests to establish his identity.