A night guard was last evening shot dead in a daring robbery incident at the Mountain Mall along Thika Road, Nairobi.
The guard is said to have tried to stop two gunmen from escaping from a robbery incident when he was shot at close range in the head and chest.
He died on the spot.
The gang had raided a supermarket at the mall and grabbed an unknown amount of money and was escaping when the incident happened.
Police rushed to the scene moments later but did not manage to get the suspects.
The body was moved to the mortuary as panicky shoppers escaped from the scene.
A team of detectives is investigating the incident. It is the first such incident to happen after a long lull of similar or attempts.
Cases of robbery have been low in the past months due to police patrols in urban areas.