Police officers on the wee hours of Wednesday, March 9 shot dead three suspected robbers in Kahawa West in Nairobi County.
The incident happened when the suspects attempted to rob one of the officers not knowing it was part of a larger scheme aimed at ending crime in the estate.
It all started when three officers posed as pedestrians who were heading to work.
One of the officers had exposed himself too much and even at some point got his phone out of his pocket and pretended that he was chatting.
The three robbers who did not know that it was a trap then attempted to steal from the officer.
As they were busy harassing the officer, other scared pedestrians started running away from the scene.
The three unidentified robbers were armed with a pistol which police officers believe was being used to threaten victims.
However, the other two officers stepped in and shot dead the trio.
Police also managed to recover five phones which the three had stolen from locals in Kamae area of Kahawa West.
Confirming the incident, Nairobi County Police boss James Mugera said that the incident happened after a series of complaints from locals on the upsurge of crime in Kahawa West.
“We are not going to stop at that until we wipe out crime in the city. Let all people engaging in crime know that their days are numbered,” Mugera said.
However, the officers are yet to identify the three.
The bodies were take to City Mortuary and registered as unidentified persons.