Two suspected thugs were on Tuesday morning gunned down by police in Mlango Kubwa area, Mathare Constituency.
The two were shot dead following a botched robbery mission in the area.
Police say the suspects are known thugs who have been terrorizing residents using guns and knives.
Police recovered two pistols and two knives from the suspects.
Area residents have however condemned the killings saying police should instead arrest the suspects and arraign them in a court of law.