Two suspected gangsters were on Tuesday evening shot dead by police officers in Kariobangi.
According to a police report, the two who were shot after members of the public raised alarm on their robbery spree.
Police on patrol approached the suspects and ordered them to surrender but one of them drew a gun and shot at the police.
A Ceska pistol, said to have been robbed off a police officer in the area, was recovered loaded with several bullets.
Three of their accomplices managed to escape.
The two bodies of the unidentified thugs were moved to city Morgue awaiting postmortem and identification.
No officer was injured during the operation.