A woman was on Saturday night shot dead by gangsters as she entered her house at Muriri market, Tigania East, Meru County.
Ms Milcah Nyawira Wanjohi, 38, was returning from work when she was attacked by men on a motorcycle who shot her on the head and fled.
Area Chief Gitirikia Nkunya said nothing was stolen from Ms Wanjohi.
Mr Nkunya, who was among the first to report at the scene, rushed Ms Wanjohi to Muthara Sub-County Hospital for treatment.
She was later transferred to Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.
The administrator said Ms Wanjohi had was always uncomfortable whenever she found her gate unlocked.
“It seems as if she differed with someone at Kianjai market where she works as a sales person. She might have been running away from her assailants since she was shot from behind by the assailants who fled towards Kianjai," said the administrator.