Eyewitnesses in the area narrated that the vehicle (Honda Fit) had three occupants and was being trailed by unknown men who were aboard a Subaru.
The Subaru occupants caught up with their target, lowered their windows and sprayed 18 bullets before fleeing the scene of the crime.
As a result, the Honda fit rolled several times and two of the occupants, a police officer and a civilian, died on the spot.
However, one of the passengers who was seated on the back of the vehicle escaped unhurt.
Machakos County Commissioner John Odengo confirmed the incident stating that the passenger who escaped unhurt was currently in police custody.
Police officers have launched investigations into the matter.
The incident came just three days after suspected robbers held customers and police officers hostage for ten to fifteen minutes before they stole and escaped from a bank in Machakos County.
Witnesses stated that there was a heavy exchange of gunfire as thugs shot in the air.
“The thugs got in the morning as the staff opened the hall. It was around 9:00 a.m. They took everyone hostage and closed the doors.
“There was a gun battle but they were shooting in the air. One thug was shot in the arm,” stated one witness.