SHOCKING: You are now more likely to be violently robbed in Nairobi

21 May 2015 | by Kelly simiyu
SHOCKING: You are now more likely to be violently robbed in Nairobi

Nairobi experienced some of its worst violent crime days last week when ten shooting incidents and numerous robberies were in two days coupled with murders. The incidents happened on Tuesday and Wednesday alone.

Nairobi experienced some of its worst violent crime days last week when ten shooting incidents and numerous robberies were in two days coupled with murders. The incidents happened on Tuesday and Wednesday alone.

In one of the incidents,  an Inspector of police officer attached to Gigiri police station was on Tuesday night attacked and robbed of his pistol loaded with fifteen rounds of ammunition by six thugs in a bizarre incident.  Inspector Kenneth Bosire reported that he was driving home in his Toyota Carina car registration number KAS 344U at about 9:15 pm in the company of  his cousin Penuel Moindi when they were attacked at the Gataka/Cooperative road junction near Tamfeeds Limited.

The officer said two of the attackers jumped onto the road and pointed what looked like guns at him while two other approached from the front passenger’s side and grabbed his Jericho pistol serial Number 40306706 loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition which he was removing from the glove compartment. He claimed that after grabbing his firearm, the attackers then fired at the roof of his car and disappeared into the thicket without stealing anything else from either him or his cousin.

He says he then drove to Gataka police station where he reported the incident.  However, when his colleagues from Gataka Police station visited the scene they did not find any spent cartridge despite conducting a thorough search.

Police are now investigating the circumstances under which the firearm was allegedly stolen considering that a policeman should always have his firearm close to himself.

Meanwhile, an MPesa operator in Ruai’s Githunguri area was shot dead by armed gangsters who raided her Pah apartments shop in Githunguri area within Ruai on Tuesday night. Evangeline Wanjiru, 34 was shot in the neck by two gunmen riding on a motor cycle who entered her shop posing as customers but drew out a pistol and robbed her. According to her landlord, a lawyer, identified as Jimmy Sausi ,he was in his house at about 9:30 pm when heard gunshots and his tenant screaming. When rushed out to find out what was happening, he was confronted by two gunmen who pointed a gun at him.

And a South African national was admitted at the Mater Hospital after he was shot and injured by the notorious gang of motorcycle robbers operating along Lunga Lunga road. Gary Dattoly and electrical expert working for Pembe Flour Mills was leaving the company after work at about 6pm to get a taxi at about 6pm when he was accosted by gunmen along Lunga Lunga road. The foreigner was shot in the waist, face and left hand by one of the gunmen after he resisted their attempt to rob him.

According to a report made to Industrial Area Police stations, the victim was rushed to Mater Hospital by good Samaritans as the gunmen escaped without stealing anything from him. The landlord ran for cover as the gunmen rode off on a motor cycle. He later discovered that the tenant had been shot in the neck and rushed her to Rossary hospital where she was pronounced dead. The body was later taken to the City Mortuary by police.

In another incident a man was shot and seriously injured by three armed gangsters in Nairobi's Makongeni area during a robbery. Patrick Ochieng was walking along the Railway line in Nairobi's Makongeni estate with his friend Joseph Savali when hey were confronted by three men armed with a pistol. The three men ordered them to lie down but Ochieng hesitated prompting the gunmen to shoot him in the abdomen before being robbed of his mobile phone, ATM and national identity.

He was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital where he is admitted in stable condition. On the same night Samuel Nyaga Ngethe was riding his bicycle from work when he reached  cross road near Bahati Chief's camp when he heard a loud bang and then felt a sharp pain in his leg and saw blood oozing out. He noticed blood oozing out of his ankle and reported the incident to Jogoo police station from where he was taken to Mama Lucy hospital where the bullet was removed. Interestingly, police say he was shot by a stray bullet from unknown people yet the scene is next to an AP camp.

In another attack Jacklyn Muthoni, the proprietor of an Mpesa and beauty shop Pipeline, Embakasi was shot in the abdomen by to men after she hesitated to surrender money to the men who stormed in. The gunmen escaped into Kware Mukuru slums  without stealing anything. She was rushed to Mater hospital.

Thirty six year old George Mungai Karangi was shot in the ankle by a fugitive in Mowlem's Siranga area being pursued by police officers from Buru Buru. The officers had surrounded a homestead into which the suspect had escaped when they heard a gunshot. However, when they stormed in, the found Karangi with a bullet wound in the ankle. The suspect escaped and threw a homemade gun in a pit latrine. The victim was rushed to Mama Lucy hospital.

Meanwhile, a murder suspect has mysteriously disappeared from Kilimani police station where he was being held on murder charges. Otiende Ogade who was being held for the murder of 49 year old Canadian national Fernard Pelleter Francis. He had been ordered into police custody pending the pathologists results. The sentry on duty Simon Tindi said that he did not know how the suspect escaped although the only exit from the cells is past the report office.

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