A fake policeman was shot dead in Kayole, Nairobi. on Wednesday
The man earned a living by 'arresting' and detaining his victims in his car and forcing them to part with money.
Police officers in Kayole signalled a car to stop but its driver waved a pistol and started firing, according to a police report.
He then alighted and attempted to run away, the report added.
“The officers gave chase and were later reinforced by others from Buruburu and managed to fatally injure the suspect,” the report also said.
The vehicle was later searched and a Browning pistol loaded with five bullets was found.
Also found was a fake police identification card bearing the names Corporal Jackson Kilonzo.