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Police officer shot dead in attempted carjacking in Kayole

A police officer was on Sunday shot dead and his firearm stolen in an attempted carjacking at Kayole.

Corporal Japheth Mwiti of Kayole Police Station and a female companion were in a vehicle when they were confonted by a gang at the Kayole Junction.

Corporal Mwiti was shot on his head and stomach.

Police who responded to the shooting found the officer and a female companion seriously injured and both were rushed to Mama Lucy Hospital. Corporal Mwiti was subsequently referred to Nairobi West Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


The officer’s firearm with 25 rounds of ammunition was stolen by the suspects.

“At Kayole Junction, the thugs unsuccessfully tried to carjack a car but then chose to shoot two of the occupants who were also rushed to Mama Lucy hospital,” read a police report.

One of the occupants was pronounced dead on arrival, while the other one was admitted with serious gunshot wounds on her neck and stomach.


In Mbotela area, bodies of two male adults were found dumped in a trench with deep cuts behind the necks.

“It is believed they were security personnel in a private firm and could have been murdered elsewhere before being relocated to the current scene as there was nothing to indicate struggle or murder activity on the ground,” read the police report.

And police are investigating the cause of death of a 19 year-old woman in Dandora’s Phase Five.

The teenager was found dead by her mother with injuries on her body.


The mother, Pascalene Nduleve, told the police that her daughter left the house at 10am only to come back at 3pm with injuries.

The 19 year old refused to disclose what had happened to her, but her mother said she appeared to have been beaten.

“She later washed dishes and bought supper then slept at 1900hrs. Later at 2300hrs her mother went to wake her up but found her dead on the bed,” read a police report.

Police were then called in and initial investigations revealed that the teenager’s injuries had been inflicted using a blunt object.