A Kenya Defense Forces Officer was accosted by three armed robbers who were riding a motorcycle and shot dead in Utawala estate, Nairobi County.
According to a police report seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Joseph Mwangi Thitu, 33, was walking along a road carrying a backpack when the trio ordered him to surrender it.
"He resisted prompting one of the thugs to shoot at him where he fell on the ground. The thugs then made away with the bag and boarded their motorcycle and sped off towards mawe mbili direction," reads an excerpt of the statement.A gun and bullets
Guards who were manning a supermarket in the area took the officer to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
"A close assessment of the body showed that he was shot from the lower back where the bullet exited at the lower loin," the statement reads in part.
The deceased's mobile phone, personal documents and a total of Ksh37,300 were found in his pockets. At the scene of crime, there was no spent cartridge recovered.
The body was taken to the City Mortuary awaiting an autopsy examination.
Police officers have already started investigations into the matter so as to bring the perpetrators to book.
The incident came just days after another KDF officer was killed by bandits after they raided a military camp in Mukutani at around 8 pm.
Chief Benjamin Lecher stated that there was an exchange of firearm in the military camp that saw the KDF officer killed.
Rift Valley Regional Commissioner (RC) George Natembeya stated that multiple attacks in the troubled region had forced the state to carry out an operation to weed out criminals and retrieve illegal firearms in the hands of the civilians.Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya speaks to boda boda riders in Isiolo in 2019File
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