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Police shoot armed gangsters dead on Kimathi street

Police on Tuesday gunned down two men on Kimathi street, in the city centre.

One bystander, a woman, was also shot during the midday shootout .

She later succumbed to head injuries at the Crescent Medical Centre, opposite Jamia Mall.

Police say the two men were part of a four-man gang that they were trailing.

The gang made a first stop at the I&M bank at Bazaar building, at the intersection of Moi Avenue and Biashara Street.

They then proceeded to GT bank on Kimathi street.

Police confronted the four as they tried to enter the bank and ordered them to surrender.

Two members of the gang who were armed drew out pistols, prompting the shootout.

The two other unarmed robbers escaped on foot.

A pistol and bullets recovered from one of the robbers. PHOTO | DENISH OCHIENG
A pistol and bullets allegedly found on one of the robbers. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
The scene of the shootout on junction of Kimathi street and Kenyatta avenue. PHOTO | NAIORBI NEWS
The scene of the shootout at the junction of Kimathi street and Kenyatta avenue. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
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The public surround the body of one of the robbers shot dead by police. PHOTO | DENISH OCHIENG
A police officer at the scene where one of the robbers was shot dead on February 25, 2014. PHOTO | NAIIROBI NEWS
A police officer at the scene where one of the robbers was shot dead on February 25, 2014. PHOTO | DENISH OCHIENG