Suspects killed in botched robbery in Nairobi

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Two suspected robbers were on Wednesday night killed in two separate incidents in the city.

In Kawangware, a suspect was shot dead by police. Police said the man was suspected to be part of a gang that was robbing pedestrians. He was shot by police who were responding to a distress call from the victims.

According to witnesses police shot the man seven times. Three other suspects escaped on foot. Dagoretti police boss Rashid Mohamed said a homemade gun was recovered from the suspect.

The second suspect was killed in Embakasi when he was caught breaking into a house. The owner raised the alarm when he found a man in his house. Neighbours beat the suspect to death.

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The two bodies were taken to the mortuary. The police have intensified patrols in different parts of the city to combat crime.

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