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AP boss shot dead by robbers in Ruai


An Administration Police boss was on Wednesday night shot dead and robbed of his possessions in Njiru in Ruai.

Chief Inspector Anjers Kiwanuka was in charge of the Njiru Sub County.

He was accosted by three gunmen as he headed home in the company of his son and a friend.

Kayole OCPD Ali Nuno said the thugs shot at the Chief Inspector before taking his Ceska Pistol – which was loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition – his wallet, phone and other valuables.

“They were accosted by the thugs as they returned home from a nearby bus station after they had escorted a plumber who had gone to his house to do some repairs” Mr Nuno said.

SHOT AT CLOSE RANGE

He recounted how Chief Inspector Kiwanuka, upon realising  that he had been stopped by robbers, tried to reach for his gun in the holster but was shot on the head and chest by one of the gunmen who had his gun ready.

The robbers escaped on foot.

Police suspect the robbers knew the deceased well because they kept mocking him after shooting him.

Detectives have begun investigations into the incident that has brought to seven, the number of people who have been shot dead by thugs in different parts of Nairobi in the last two days.

At least five others were seriously injured in separate incidences.

In three of the fatal shootings, nothing was stolen from the victims, according to the police records.

At least 10 spent cartridges of the same calibre, 9mm, have been recovered from the scenes of shooting.

KILLED AT HIS GATE

On Tuesday at around 8pm in Athi River, an employee of Botanic Extract EPZ, Jack Njiru Munyi, was shot dead at the gate of his residence and nothing was stolen from him.

The wife reported that she heard gunshots at the gate and when they later went out, they found him lying down next to his car with a gunshot wound on the chest.

He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Detectives who visited the scene recovered a spent 9mm cartridge.