Armed robbers attacked Equity Bank Matuu Branch, Machakos County in the mid-morning hours of Tuesday.
Reports indicate that an unspecified number of armed robbers stormed the bank in the 15-minute daring robbery.
The robbers managed to disarm the officers manning the bank at the entrance before other officers opened fire.
Reports indicate that the robbers made away with an unknown amount of money.
Social media reports urged residents of Matuu to avoid the area around the bank due to the rapid exchange of gunfire between the authorities and the bank robbers.
Photos posted on social media show a huge crowd gathered at the entrance of the banking hall in complete disregard of their safety.