Six suspected thugs were shot dead by police inside a factory that they had broken into, vandalized property and tried to steal in Mlolongo area along Mombasa road, Nairobi.
Police say the men had broken into African Cotton Company when an alarm was raised and that they recovered a laptop, a desktop computer, crude weapons and CCTV cameras.
According to police, about 15 men had drilled and broken a wall on the tissue paper making company before getting in at about midnight yesterday.
They then vandalized the CCTV cameras there to avoid being detected before moving into offices where they broke in and started to ransack drawers.
It was then that an alarm was raised alerting police who rushed there and killed six of them.