Police in Kiambu County have launched investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of a businessman who was shot dead by unknown assailants on Wednesday, September 15.
The middle-aged businessman Daniel Muchiri met his death at the hands of armed criminals as he opened the gate to his house at Ngamba in Ndeiya, Limuru sub-county just after midnight.
Ndeiya sub county Police Commander Roseline Mnyolmo said that when Muchiri who owns a barber shop and salon at Odeon Cinema, Nairobi arrived at his gate at around 1 am and honked but his gate attendant did not come to open it.
"After hooting for some time with no response, the deceased decided to disembark from his car and open the gate and suddenly noticed a car pulling and parked behind his," she said adding that the thugs alighted from their car and shot him dead.
A neighbour, Richard Mwangi, said they heard the killers ordering him to open the car door before shooting.
"We heard them shouting, open the door, several times, and later we heard two gunshots. We walked out when we heard the thug's vehicle leaving," Mwangi said.
The neighbours and family members rushed him to Kikuyu Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
"So far no one has been arrested but we are conducting investigations into the incident," the police commander said.
Police launch probe
She said the thugs only stole his mobile, adding that investigations will unveil if there was anything else that was stolen.
A human rights organisation Haki Africa condemned increasing cases of people being killed mysteriously.
Haki Africa rapid response officer Peter Onjiro asked the DCI to investigate and establish the motive of the murder and arrest the killers.
"We are concerned by the high number of murder cases. The government must be firm in dealing with this painful wave of mob violence and public persecutions," he said.
However, locals have asked the government to come up with a strategy for improving security since cases of insecurity are rampant in the area.
James Karanja says that they feel that their village is neglected since the lies along the boundary of Ndeiya and Kikuyu constituencies.
"We need police to intensity patrols in this area since thugs have discovered that police stations and police patrol bases are far from this village. We need one in this area," Karanja said.