Police shot dead a suspected gangster and found him wearing a bullet proof vest in Kayole, Nairobi.
His accomplice escaped but dropped a pistol and another bullet proof vest.
Police say residents at Umoja estate reported that there two men on a motorcycle that were robbing people at gunpoint.
Police launched a search and spotted near Cooperative Bank in Kayole.
“The officers challenged the rider to stop but instead they abandoned the motorcycle and started firing at the officers,” said a police report. One of the men was killed in the shootout.
A Walther pistol, five rounds of ammunition and the two bullet proof vests were found.
In Dandora, police are investigating the death of a man whose decomposed body was found in a sewer.
“The partly decomposed body had the hands tied with a string. The body is believed to have been in the sewage for more than four days. It is believed the victim was murdered somewhere else and the body dumped there,” the report stated.
In Mbeere, Embu County, police are investigating the death of 70-year-old Simon Githu.
Mr Charles Njiru, a neighbour, found the body in a pool of blood house in Maramuri village on Tuesday.
The deceased’s hands were tied with a rope.
Mr Njiru found the door to the man’s house locked but he forced it open and found the body on the floor.
In Busia, police are looking for four-man gang that raided a petrol station and stole over Sh900,000 in local and foreign currency.
The gang stole US$5,500 (Sh 550,000) and Sh418,000.