A sombre mood engulfed a local estate in Ruiru, Kiambu county after a 35-year-old man was shot dead on Sunday morning, September 11.
In a statement by the DCI, the deceased and his girlfriend were accosted by armed thugs who forcefully took valuable items before opening fire on the man.
While narrating the incident, the apartment’s guard Samuel Wafula noted that the girlfriend was first to enter the gate followed by the deceased in a private car.
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File “After the vehicles had gone past the main gate, three men forced their way inside, went straight to the lady’s vehicle and began ransacking it,” the guard told detectives.
As the man was parking his vehicle, he noticed the thugs approaching his girlfriend and rushed to her aid, wielding a rungu.
“The armed thugs then opened fire and shot him in the abdomen as they fled the scene, attracting the attention of police officers who were on patrol nearby.”
“Neighbours who had heard the commotion responded to the incident and rushed him to RFH hospital in Ruiru,” the DCI stated.
The man, however, succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.
The detectives privy to the matter affirmed that the couple had enjoyed their evening at a local grill in Thome estate before going home at around 4.30 am.
The detectives also pointed out that the armed thugs had trailed the couple in a car, which they used as their getaway vehicle.
Among the items recovered include two spent cartridges of 9mm calibre.
“Investigations into the early morning murder have since been launched and detectives are following crucial leads to unravel the suspects behind the murder most foul,” the DCI noted.
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