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Puzzle of motorist killed with dozens of bullets along Thika superhighway

Police are investigating the circumstances under which a man died on Tuesday night after his car was sprayed with dozens of bullets near the Vincentian Retreat Centre along Thika superhighway.

The man, who was yet to be identified by the time of going to press, was shot at inside his Mercedes Benz C200 by unknown persons. They then sped off towards Nairobi.

A document found in his vehicle had a name on it but it was not a legal identification document.

According to multiple police sources, the victim could have been trailed by his assailants for a while before he was accosted, sprayed with bullets and left to die.

Preliminary investigations had indicated that the attack was committed using heavy weapons although the motive of the attack remains unclear.


Thika police commander Willy Simba remained tight-lipped about the incident that has left many residents of Thika in shock.

The deceased’s body was taken to General Kago funeral home and his car towed to Thika police station.

Journalists were denied the opportunity to take photos of the bullet riddled vehicle.

The shooting incident is the second to happen in Thika in a span of three weeks.

On June 11, Charity Wanjiru Wanjohi the wife to Murang’a county’s ear, nose and throat surgeon Kimani Kagimbi was shot dead by a gang of two who had waylaid the couple near their gate.

Her husband who was also shot in the incident survived four bullet wounds and is now recuperating.