Two suspected robbers died on the spot at Tiwi Sokoni in Kwale County on Wednesday evening when their motorbike crashed into a school bus while they were fleeing after a robbery incident.
Matuga police boss Hassan Godana said the two had stolen a phone used for money transfer from an M-Pesa shop.
“They got on the motorcycle and sped off when locals started chasing after them. They then rode into the highway without checking whether there was an oncoming vehicle and immediately got hit by the bus,” he said.
They died on the spot after crashing into the bus belonging to Shimoni Secondary School. The bus was heading to Likoni from Msambweni.
Police were yet to identify the two. The bodies were taken to the Kwale Hospital mortuary. “We have no action to take now because the suspects are dead,” Mr Godana said.
The incident has left locals in a dilemma – whether to mourn the two men or leave them to fate. “Their days were numbered and this was their day,” said Maalim , a resident of Tiwi.
Cases of robbers escaping on motorcycles are common in Kwale, with mobile money shops their favorite targets.