Two suspected thugs were shot dead while two others escaped in a botched robbery in Ruai area, Nairobi.
Police said they found a pistol with five bullets in the incident at about 5am on Monday.
They said the suspects were part of a gang that attacked and stole from residents in the area.
The bodies were taken to City Mortuary.
On May 22, four suspected thugs were killed after a kidnapping incident at Nyayo stadium in Nairobi.
An AK 47 rifle, pistol and two cars were recovered from the slain men in the 12am incident, police said.