, NAIROBI, Kenya May 27 – Three suspected gangsters were on Thursday night killed during a shootout with police on Kenyatta Avenue.
The gunmen had been pursued by police from Kiliamani area where they are said to have committed a robbery, according to police.
“They had robbed a couple in a robbery incident on Chania Road and that is when they were chased to town where they opened fire on police officers,” Nairobi Police chief Japheth Koome said.
A pistol and 60 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the slain men who were found with a vehicle believed to have been stolen.
Koome said they have intensified patrols around the city to curb crime and terror threats after two ISIS suspects were arrested on Tuesday while planning a major attack mainly targeting the public transport system.