Four suspected thugs have been killed by police near Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi after a kidnapping incident.
The four were gunned down after a chase from the central business district where they had kidnapped a woman and demanded a ransom of Sh100, 000.
Police say an AK 47 rifle and pistol with 60 bullets and two cars were recovered during the midnight incident.
Officers from Special Crimes Prevention Unit trailed them as they made demands and after they had been paid part of their demands and freed a victim.
According to Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome, the gang had also been linked to at least six past kidnapping incidents.
Last night four suspected thugs were killed to death at the Old Racecourse estate in Starehe Constituency.
The four were killed by angry wanainchi when they attempted to steal from a businessman in the area.