• The man was shot numerous times, with the gunmen taking the woman who had accompanied him.
• Adding to the mystery was that the late's brother was also kidnapped by people who were thought to be the same gunmen.
On Friday afternoon Mihango residents in Utawala were confronted by a shocking sight when a man was shot 36 times in broad daylight by unknown gunmen.
Police revealed that the man's name was Kevin Odhiambo and that the event occurred at 1pm and left his female companion frightened and uninjured.
The police explained that he and an unidentified woman had been lured there before the shooting happened. Police recovered 36 spent cartridges, one live ammunition and five bullet heads.
“The gunmen went close to the eyewitness and took away his phone which was found a few metres from the body of the deceased, having been smashed. The unknown lady was taken away by the suspects before the two vehicles sped off,” police said.
But what added to the puzzle was that not only did they steal the deceased's companion's car, the gunmen also broke into Kevin's brother's home and kidnapped him.
The six heavily armed men, thought to be the same, went to the brother's house and were caught on CCTV harassing and tormenting Odhiambo.
He was overheard being asked where he had stored the gun by one of the shooters.
His brother, Alfred Odhiambo, had not been located as of yesterday evening, while the woman was later left in Fedha Estate before she found her way back to Utawala.
Police speculated on what might have caused Kevin to be murdered in such cold blood saying that he had a dark past.
"Someone may have taken advantage of his past, but we don't know if it is the reason. He had a dark past," an officer said.
The victim’s body was later taken to City Mortuary as investigations continue.