To stop the angry mob, the officers shot live bullets which ended the lives of the two women and injured three others.
Kemunto has left behind two children, Kevin Ondieki, 16, and Nicole Kwamboka, seven. Kemuntoâs husband Kephas Angwenyi, who works as a driver for a transport company, came home as usual only to find his world had been turned upside down â his wife was no more.
Although six police officers involved in the shooting have been interdicted, cases of careless shootings by uniformed officers are on the rise and there is national outrage as a result.
Some people accuse the officers of protecting a murder suspect and coldly ending the lives of two women going on with their daily duties.
The mid-morning incident unleashed a storm of anger against the police, with outraged residents exploding into spontaneous protests.
Seven-year-old Chelsea Atieno is still fighting for her life at Kenyatta National Hospital after a bullet ripped through her belly. The other two injured are Consolata Achieng and Rivaldo Odiwuor.
The bullet caught Achiengâs right hand when she had gone out to get the two children out of harmâs way. They were in the balcony watching the events in the street.
"I thank God that I saved the life of two children. The bullet would have killed them," says Achieng.
The families are demanding among other things, compensation for the victims, prosecution of the rogue officers.