A fake policeman was yesterday shot dead after he was caught robbing members of the public in Shaurimoyo, Nairobi.

The police imposter was dressed in a jungle green police sweater, police boots, and a handcuff porch. He was gunned down by police officers who were on patrol at 5.30am.

Confirming the incident, Buruburu OCPD, Geoffrey Maiyek said police officers on patrol were alerted by members of the public, about a gang of three which was robbing members of the public in Majengo Slums.

“They responded and came into contact with the three and upon challenging them, they fired at the officers who responded and fatally injured one unknown male adult,” Mr Maiyek said.

The officers recovered a homemade pistol, pocket phone, a phone, a tablet, and an imitation of Administration Police Service certificate.

The shooting comes a day after Kenya Revenue Authority officials and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations arrested a man found with three corporate staff identity cards.

The man, Gordwins Agutu was arrested at Kiboro School in Kayole Division, after members of the public he allegedly duped pounced on him.

He was found with a Kenya Police Service identity card, which showed that he worked for the Criminal Investigations Department, a Kenya Revenue Authority Staff Card and another belonging to the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

In the fake Kenya Police Staff Card, the suspect identified himself as a Senior Superintendent of Police SSP. Never mind that the Criminal Investigations Department he purports to be working for, changed its name to Directorate of Criminal Investigations.