Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Man injured in Nairobi bride shooting dies at KNH

PHOTO | DENISH OCHIENG Ayub Nyaoke, who was seriously injured in the shooting at a Nairobi shop, is carried to an ambulance on August 12, 2013. Gunmen shot him and killed his sister-in-law Beatrice Nyaoke while they were shopping for wedding rings.

PHOTO | DENISH OCHIENG Ayub Nyaoke, who was seriously injured in the shooting at a Nairobi shop, is carried to an ambulance on August 12, 2013. Gunmen shot him and killed his sister-in-law Beatrice Nyaoke while they were shopping for wedding rings.   NATION MEDIA GROUP

By SAMWEL BORN MAINA (sborn@ke.nationmedia.com)

The man who sustained injuries in the Monday bride shooting incident in Nairobi has died.

According to the groom’s cousin Mr Leonard Otieno, Ayub Nyaoke died at 12.30am.

Mr Nyaoke, a police officer, was in the company of his brother, Mr Newton Nyaoke, and the bride to be Mrs Beatrice Nyaoke as they purchased wedding rings ahead of the Saturday’s big event. However, their shopping turned tragic when three gunmen confronted them in a shop along Kaunda street and ordered them to raise their hands before shooting the bride and her in-law. The bride died on the spot while Ayub was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital where he was take straight to theatre with a bullet lodged in his head.

“He was shot in the head, he lost a lot of blood, that is why he died,” Mr Otieno told Nation.co.ke on Tuesday

Newton and his bride Beatrice had planned to wed at St Christopher Anglican Church of Kenya in Mathare North, Nairobi, on Saturday.

His younger brother Ayub, who is a policeman based in Transmara County was on leave to attend the wedding.

Narrating the incident, Newton, 40, who works as a security officer in Nairobi, said they were accosted by the three armed gangsters as they were shopping for wedding rings.

“We had just entered the shop and had identified the ring worth Sh5,000 when the gangsters entered the shop and ordered us to raise our arms.

“Despite complying with the order, the gangsters opened fire killing my wife and seriously injuring my younger brother,” the father of four children — two boys and two girls aged between 10 and one-and-a half years, said.

He went on: “The gangsters left without stealing anything from us or from the shop immediately after the shooting.”

Mr Nyaoke, who has been married for 13 years, said his wife was a businesswoman selling clothes at Nairobi’s Huruma Estate.

The shooting disrupted business on the busy Kaunda Street as a crowd flocked to the scene.

Inside the shop, blood splattered the floor where the woman and her brother-in-law were lying after they were shot.

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