Gang shoots man dead,steals Sh420,000 in Kilifi


• The two were delivering the money to a construction site to pay workers for the day’s work when they were confronted by gunmen.


A man was shot dead by a gang while delivering Sh 420,000 to construction site in Rabai, Kilifi County.

The driver’s boss survived the shooting and is nursing wounds in a hospital.

This is after he was shot in both legs and hands in the Saturday afternoon incident, police said.

The two were delivering the money to a construction site to pay workers for the day’s work when they were confronted by gunmen.

Police said the incident happened in the Kokotoni area where General Mills is constructing a structure.

The driver identified as George Omondi had together with the other survivor gone to a Mariakani bank to withdraw money to pay the workers while in the company of their boss.

According to police, they were ambushed outside the gate at around noon by two armed robbers.

They shot Omondi three times in the chest killing him.

The second victim was shot in both his legs and hands and was rushed to Mariakani sub-county hospital for treatment and later referred to Pandya Hospital Mombasa for surgery in stable condition.

The two suspects escaped on a waiting motorcycle, police and witnesses said.

The other workers who were waiting to be paid were saddened. They lost a colleague and the day’s pay.

The body of the deceased was moved to the mortuary awaiting autopsy.

Police visited the scene and recovered one spent cartridge of 9mm.

The detectives suspect an inside job in the robbery.

Efforts to get the gang are ongoing, police said adding a squad had been sent there to help in the probe.

Cases of armed robberies have been on the rise in the recent past amid calls on authorities to tame the trend.

Police want victims who are confronted by thugs to always cooperate for their safety.

Elsewhere, police in Yatta, Machakos county, are investigating an incident in which a man was murdered and his body dumped into a river.

The body was found at Kiaoni market. The body was found naked and fresh with a black T-shirt folded around the chest.

The body had visible injuries on the face and blood stains.

Police said they are investigating the murder in the incident.

The body is lying at a local mortuary.

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