Nakumatt manager arrested over killing
A senior Nakumatt manager who is said to have shot a colleague dead at the supermarket’s headquarters has been arrested.
Transport manager Abdul Kairo is reported to have fatally shot Stephen Wafula Musumbi, 23, twice in the chest after he allegedly attacked him with a panga on Tuesday morning.
Makadara police boss Nehemiah Langat said the deceased was taken to The Mater Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
“We think he used unnecessary force, considering that he aimed at his chest and shot twice,” said a detective who asked not to be named.
The suspect is being investigated for murder after preliminary investigations revealed that he could have used excessive force.
Nakumatt head of security Michael Ndung’u reported to police that the deceased who appeared to be mentally disturbed started chasing his colleagues while armed with a panga and a spade.
One of the workers sustained a panga cut while the rest fled to safety.
The deceased is said to have attacked Mr Kairo who shot him.
However, some witnesses told police the manager was not attacked as he walked from his office to where Mr Musumbi was.
Investigations are also aimed at establishing whether he intentionally shot to kill or to immobilise the deceased.
Police said there is no evidence to show the suspect fired a warning shot as earlier claimed. Initial reports had indicated that Mr Kairo allegedly shot in the air once to scare the deceased.
He then shot him twice on the left side of his junior’s chest.
According to Mr Langat, the suspect is a licensed firearm holder. His Berreta pistol loaded with nine bullets was confiscated.
Detectives took two spent cartridges found at the scene for ballistic examination.
Officers investigating the case are expected in court today to request for more time to finalise investigations before they charge him.
In May, a Nakumatt manager James Karanja Mwangiwas shot dead inside his car by three people on a motorcycle.