Three suspects and two workers were killed in a shoot-out between police and robbers in a Kenyan hotel parking lot yesterday.
The firing started as officers chased suspects who were trying to rob the Mayfair Casino, which shares a parking area with the Holiday Inn hotel in Nairobi, said Charles Owino, deputy police spokesperson.
Paul Norman, general manager of the Holiday Inn, said: â€œWe were very lucky there were not many guests around.â€He said the hotelâ€™s security service had immediately put up safety gates to prevent anyone from entering.
A witness, John Wanyonyi, said the two slain workers were employed by the casino.
Violent crime has long been a problem in the Kenyan capital .