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Police hunt for Dandora gang that killed former CID officer

Police are looking for a gang operating from Dandora that shot dead a former CID officer in Langata on Monday morning.

The AK47-wielding gang of five attacked Mr Moses Muchangi at around 11.39 a.m and shot him on the right hip and cheek.

The deceased was a director at Rasasi Investment, a matatu company that runs a fleet of matatus christened ‘Rasasi” that operate along Langata Road.

The investigations have been taken over by a team of detectives headed by the Nairobi County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) Nicholas Kamwende.

Detectives have taken four rounds of 7.62mm cartridges collected at the scene for ballistic examination.

Mr Muchangi, 40, is a licenced firearm holder but at the time of the attack he had left his firearm in his car.


Eye witnesses told the police that the deceased was first confronted by an unarmed man who tried to grab the Sh2million he was carrying from Queens Mall, Otiende shopping centre.

He hit the man on the face and the man fell down, prompting his colleagues who had remained in the car t0 shot Mr Muchangi two times.

Police said the attackers fired at least four rounds.

He was rushed to Karen Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The deceased joined the police service in 1997 and worked at the Police Dog Unit. He was later transferred to the Banking Fraud Investigations Department (BFID) as a driver.

It was not immediately established why the wealthy officer resigned from the service

Detectives have also reviewed a CCTV footage captured by one of the cameras in the building.

The getaway car is captured as a Toyota registration number KBW 907H, silver in colour.