Coast Police Chief, Larry Kieng said on Sunday that gunmen on a motorcycle shot the two officers, killing one on the spot and the other died of injuries at a hospital.

He said the gunmen took the officers' guns and drove off.

Somalia's extremist group al-Shabaab is suspected as it has carried out similar attacks in Kenya in revenge for Kenyan troops fighting the extremist rebels in Somalia. 

Kenya's security forces have managed to limit al-Shabab's attacks to areas near the Somalia border in the past year.

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