Police have shot and killed three suspected gangsters in Karatina Town, Nyeri County following a botched robbery.
Two firearms and four rounds of ammunition were recovered from the robbers who were trying to break into an entertainment joint on Sunday morning.
The robbers engaged police in a cat and mouse chase for more than five hours before they were gunned down.
“We have recovered an AK-47 rifle and a homemade pistol capable of firing. Three out of the robbers in a gang of ten were shot dead but others managed to escape,” Karatina Sub-County Police Commander James Barasa said.
Officers were forced to use tear gas to flush the suspects out of a house where they were holed up and from where they opened fire on the police.