• Witnesses told police the incident happened at 1 p.m. on September 23.
• During the incident, a female companion who was with the man escaped unharmed.
Mystery surrounds the motive of gunmen who shot a man 27 times in a macabre attack in Utawala, Nairobi.
Unknown number of gunmen who were aboard two vehicles, cornered the man on Gesora Road.
It was at this moment that they pulled out their guns and shot him 27 times killing him on the spot.
Witnesses told the police that the incident happened at 1pm on September 23.
During the incident, a female companion who was with the man escaped unharmed.
According to those who saw what transpired, the gunmen bundled the man’s companion into one of their two vehicles and sped off with her.
Police arrived at the scene minutes later and found the victim’s bullet-riddled body near a building under construction on Gesora Road.
"It seems the two were lured there before the shooting happened," police said.
An examination on the body at the scene confirmed it had multiple gunshot wounds.
At the scene, police recovered 27 spent cartridges, one live ammunition and five bullet heads.
Nairobi police boss James Mugera said they are yet to know the motive and those behind the attack.
The victim’s body was taken to City Mortuary as investigations continue. The missing woman is yet to be identified.