Gang kills man as wife watches
Gangsters shot dead a man as his wife watched in a wave of attacks in which the wife of an assistant minister was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday.
The couple were attacked in Nairobi’s Umoja 1 by four gangsters at about 8pm as they walked home.
Police officers, who were on patrol nearby, rushed to the scene and recovered a laptop, which was among other valuables stolen from the couple. The man died while undergoing treatment.
Another gang carjacked Agriculture assistant minister Kareke Mbiuki’s wife, Janice, who was driving home from work.
“I was driving home on Peponi Road when a lady in another car slowed down and told me my tyre was flat.
“When I stopped, she came out with another man and brandished a pistol at me saying ‘keep smiling and cooperate, if you cooperate, we will not harm you’,” said Mrs Kereke at her home in Runda.
The gang forced her to the back seat of her car and drove to Kiambu Road, where they robbed her of Sh24,000, a mobile phone and an iPad.
In Nairobi’s Kasarani area, a man and his wife were attacked by four robbers, who confronted them at the gate of their Santon home. The robbers stole their car and household items.
Nairobi police boss Anthony Kibuchi said they were hunting for the attackers.
And in Mombasa, a night guard was killed and property worth thousands of shillings stolen after robbers broke into a cyber cafe in Ukunda.
According to a neighbour, the robbers attacked the guard at the cyber cafe before stealing six computers.
“We heard screams at night and rushed to the scene but found the area deserted. The security guard lay on the ground writhing in pain,” Mr Constant Wamalwa said of yesterday’s 2am incident.
The guard died on the way to hospital. Kwale police boss Richard Mugwai said they were investigating the incident.
Residents of Kondoo near Burnt Forest town are unhappy with the police, accusing them of laxity leading to the rise in insecurity in the area.
On Sunday, they held a demonstration on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway to protest against the killing of a man at the weekend. Uasin Gishu deputy police boss Charles Mutua said the killing was being investigated.
Reported by Peter Obuya, Amina Kibirige, Samuel Koech, Christabel Aduma and Nancy Buigut