• Neighbours who had heard the commotion responded to the incident and rushed Sigei to RFH hospital in Ruiru, where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

• Crime scene detectives based at Thika visited the scene and recovered two spent cartridges of 9mm calibre.

A man was shot dead when trying to defend his girlfriend during a robbery
Crime scene A man was shot dead when trying to defend his girlfriend during a robbery
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At Winners flats in Ruiru, Kiambu, a 35-year-old man was shot and killed on Sunday as he approached the attackers who had abused his girlfriend.

Around 4:30 am, the dead Geoffrey Sigei and his 34-year-old girlfriend Winfred Kairuthi arrived at the apartment in two different vehicles before being met by armed thugs.

The deceased driver of a Mazda CX5 arrived at the gate after Winfred, according to the apartment's security guard Samuel Wafula.

“After the vehicles had gone past the main gate, three men forced their way inside, went to Winfred’s vehicle and began ransacking it,” the guard told detectives.

“As the deceased was parking his vehicle, he saw the thugs confronting Winfred and went to her aid, wielding a rungu.”

The armed thugs opened fire and shot him in the abdomen as they fled the scene, attracting the attention of police officers who were on patrol nearby.

Neighbours who had heard the commotion responded to the incident and rushed Sigei to RFH hospital in Ruiru, where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

Detectives have since established that the deceased and his girlfriend had enjoyed their evening at Ashaki grill in Thome estate and on their way home, had been trailed by a silver Toyota Prado TX that the assailants used as their getaway vehicle.

Crime scene detectives based at Thika visited the scene and recovered two spent cartridges of 9mm calibre.

Investigations into the early morning murder have since been launched and detectives are following crucial leads to unraveling the suspects behind the murder most foul.

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