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Nakumatt boss denies killing junior employee

A senior Nakumatt manager on Thursday denied killing a junior employee of the supermarket, almost two years ago.

Steve Kairo Abdul, a transport manager of the chain of supermarkets, denied that he shot dead Stephen Wafula on November 10, 2015.

The court heard that Mr Kairo shot dead Mr Wafula at around 10.20am on the fateful day, at the company’s head office, on Mombasa Road.

The police allege that on the fateful day Mr Wafula went to one of his bosses seeking permission to be allowed to visit an uncle, Ezekiel Mukhwana, who also worked for Nakumatt’s Thika Road Mall.

But to confirm whether Wafula was telling the truth, Samuel Kioko, who was supposed to give him a gate pass, called Mr Mukhwana.


This move appears to have angered Wafula, who ran towards the gate, picked some stones and started throwing at his bosses and workmates.

He later run to a construction site nearby, as the workmates pursued him. At the construction site, Wafula picked a spade and a panga, to scare away his workmates.

It is then that Mr Abdul arrived and shot him twice, from a close range. He was rushed to Mater Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.

Justice James Wakiaga directed Mr Abdul to appear before Justice Jessie Lesiit on July 31, for purposes of arguing his bail application.