A supermarket robbery in Makutano Town, Kirinyaga County led to the shooting two shoppers while two others were seriously injured.
Armed with AK47 assault rifles, the gangsters shot indiscriminately as scared customers scampered to safety at the Wednesday 7pm attack.
The owner of the supermarket, Mr Michael Njeru and his wife Rodah Karimi, were also shot and injured and rushed to Mwea Mission Hospital for treatment.
The two who succumbed to the gun shots were Ms Carol Kasiva, 32 and 38-year-old John Nduati.
The robbers are said to have hurriedly stashed cash in a bag and escaped on a motor cycle.
Mwea West police boss Joseph Matiku who arrived shortly after the gangsters had escaped said: “We are tracking down the gangsters who fled towards Ngurubani town. We shall not rest until we arrest the culprits who killed innocent customers.”