Two gangs who have been terrorizing residents of Thogoto in Kikuyu, 20 km north of Nairobi, were shot dead on Thursday by police.
The robbers are part of a broader syndicate that terrorizes motorists, joggers, and pedestrians along the busy Southern bypass.
Reports indicate police disguise themselves as joggers on Thursday morning along the bypass when three gangsters attempted to attack them.
They opened fire, killing two on the spot, and the third one managed to escape with gunshot wounds.
Police recovered a sword, machete, three mobile phones, and other stolen items such as headphones were recovered from the dead robbers.
A manhunt for the escapee has been launched.