Police killed, firearm stolen in Kayole

Monday March 20 2017

Unknown gunmen shoot and kill a police officer

Unknown gunmen shoot and kill a police officer and his female companion in Kayole, Nairobi on March 19, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By EVELYNE MUSAMBI
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A police officer was on Sunday shot dead and his fire arm stolen in an attempted carjacking in Kayole, Nairobi.

The officer, identified as Corporal Japheth Mwiti of Kayole Police Station, succumbed to gunshot wounds on his head and stomach.

His female companion was also shot and injured by the armed men.

Police, who responded to the shooting found the officer and his companion had been taken to Mama Lucy Hospital.

Corporal Mwiti was referred to Nairobi West hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The officer’s fire arm with 25 rounds of ammunition was stolen from him by the suspects.

“At Kayole Junction, the thugs unsuccessfully tried to carjack a car but then chose to shoot two of the occupants, who were also rushed to Mama Lucy hospital,” read a police report.

Meanwhile, the body of the unidentified male was found lying in a pool of blood and appeared to have a deed cut at the back of the neck in Hihango, Kayole area.

The body was taken to City Mortuary pending identification.

In Mbotela area, bodies of two male adults were found tied at the back, with deep cuts behind the necks.

“It is believed they were security personnel in a private firm and could have been murdered elsewhere before being relocated to the current scene as there was nothing to indicate struggle or murder activity on the ground,” read the police report.