Two suspected armed robbers were gunned down by police during a shootout along Moi Avenue in Mombasa county on Thursday afternoon.
The incident pulled a large crowd to the scene as police battled the suspects – who were riding on a boda boda, causing a traffic snarl up.
One of the slain suspects is said to be an ex-convict who was charged with robbery.
Police said that a pistol and bullets were recovered in the melee, from which one suspect escaped.
Motorcyclists said that the two had been terrorising county residents by stealing their bikes.