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Woman shot, injured in Uthiru M-Pesa shop robbery

A woman was shot and injured during a robbery on an M-Pesa shop and a chemist by three gangsters at Uthiru, Nairobi on Friday morning.

The woman, who was escorting her child to school, was shot after one of the robbers was hit with a stone on his shoulder provoking him to open fire.

The bullet, however, missed the targeted man and hit the woman on the stomach. She was rushed to Amart Medical Centre in the nearby Mountain View estate.

The robbers, who stole a huge sum of cash, also made away with the smartphone of a customer who was completing a transaction inside the shop.


The men stormed into the shop and ordered all four attendants to lie down as they demanded for money.

One of the attendants lost her purse containing identification documents, a phone and money.

The outlet is Uthiru’s best stocked chemist that also offers various mobile money transactions including M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Equity agent, KCB mtaani, Pesa Pap and Co-op kwa Jirani.

The three men, with wands of bank notes bulging from their pockets vanished into Muthua area on a motor bike.

The shop owner said he had lost his entire capital. Police from Kabete Police Station are investigating the matter.