Nairobi News

SportsWhat's Hot

KCB rugby player James Kilonzo shot dead in Kasarani

A rugby player was on Monday night shot dead by unknown people in Santon area, Kasarani in Nairobi County.

The gunmen did not take anything from the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) rugby player, identified as 23-year-old James Kilonzo.

Kasarani OCPD Robinson Mboloi said Mr Kilonzo was accosted by two armed men who shot him and fled.

“It was around 8.30pm and the player was walking to his house when these two people shot him and escaped on foot,” Mr Mboloi said.

The player was rushed to at St Francis Community Hospital but died while undergoing treatment.

The Kasarani Police boss said the motive of the killing was not yet known, but police have started investigations into the incident.


KCB Rugby announced the death on their social media pages and eulogized the player, who was famously known as Jay Mulla, as a rising star rugby player and devoted club member.

The Kenyan rugby fraternity mourned the death of the KCB centee, who propelled the bankers to Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup victories last season.

He was named man-of-the-tour when KCB visited South Africa for two weeks early this month.

KCB Secretary John Ojara and Kenya Rugby Union’s communications and media manager Michael Kwambo said rugby has been robbed of yet another great rugby talent.

In January this year, Homeboyz prop and Kenya Simbas trialist Andrew Wekesa Weeks was attacked and stabbed to death by thugs in Mlolongo.

Last December, Nondescripts RFC centre Oegto Gecheo succumbed to a nasty injury sustained during their Kenya Cup match against Strathmore Leos.