The police chief in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has confirmed that two people have been killed during a confrontation with police, AFP news agency reports.
The two attempted to “attack our officers with pangas [machetes] and that’s when the officers opened fire on them”, Japheth Koome was quoted as saying.
AFP reports that its photographer saw one of the victims, a young man who had a massive gunshot wound to the head.
The killings took place in Mathare, a poor neighbourhood in Nairobi. It is a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga.