Family Watches as Kin is Sprayed With Bullets

  • A Kenyan Police Officer at a crime scene
    A Kenyan Police Officer at a crime scene
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  • A family in Gichugu, Kirinyaga County was left in utter shock and scarred as they watched their kin breathe his last.

    According to reports, the man was sprayed with five bullets at his home by the lone gunman on a boda boda who sped off after the act at around 3 pm.

    Helpless and shaken, the family and friends witnessed the man lying in the pool of blood before they called for help from their neighbours and local authorities.

    A Kenyan Police Officer pictured at a crime scene.
    A Kenyan Police Officer pictured at a crime scene.
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    The gunman allegedly threatened to shoot the family members if they raised an alarm and attracted any attention.

    Reportedly, the man had traveled to Kirinyanga from Nairobi to spend some time with his family since it had been a while before he traveled home.

    He was expected to attend a mass to be held at his grandmother's home among other activities around his local village.

    However, it was not established the motive of the act or whether the gunman was the man from Nairobi to Kirinyaga.

    His body was transferred to the Kibugi Funeral Home awaiting a postmortem.

    Area police launched investigations to apprehend the culprits and establish the motive of the killing.

    Cases of Kenyans being sprayed with bullets in broad daylight have been reported in several parts of the country. In September, a man was shot 36 times killing him on the spot in Utawala, Nairobi.

    On June 8, Embu politician Dennis Mbae died after he was shot by unknown gunmen a few metres away from his home.

    "It is true the trader was heading home when he was fatally attacked by people whose vehicle had no registration numbers," confirmed Embu West Sub-county boss Julius Kyumbule.

    "We have begun an investigation to establish the truth of the matter," he added.

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