• Benson Mburu was shot in the stomach by a gunman who confronted him Saturday May 13, moments after he had received the cash from another man who was buying his car, police said.
• Mburu was selling the salon car and had identified a buyer who they agreed to exchange the money in town.
Police are looking for a gang that shot and injured a man before robbing him Sh450,000 in Thika town, Kiambu.
Benson Mburu was shot in the stomach by a gunman who confronted him Saturday May 13, moments after he had received the cash from another man who was buying his car, police said.
Mburu was selling the salon car and had identified a buyer who they agreed to exchange the money in town.
The buyer walked into and out of a bank with the cash wrapped in a black bag and handed the same to Mburu.
It was then he was confronted by two men one armed with a firearm, who demanded the money.
Witnesses said Mburu resisted prompting the gunman to open fire and injure him in the stomach.
They grabbed the cash and vanished in a waiting motorcycle.
The victim was rushed to Thika Level Five Hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.
Police said they recovered one spent cartridge of 9mm at the scene of the shooting.
No arrest has been made so far but investigations are ongoing.
Police suspect the gang had prior information on the deal hence the attack.
Meanwhile, police in Makuyu, Murang'a are investigating a murder incident and attempted suicide.
The body of one Lucy Wanjiru, 39, was found after neighbours said they heard her scream for help.
A suspect in the murder was found in the same room with stab wounds in the stomach after the May 11 incident, police said.
The two lived at Makuyu trading centre where the incident happened in the morning hours.
Neigbours who responded to the screams said they broke the door after they found it closed from inside.
It was then they found the woman lying dead in a pool of blood while the man was also in the same room but on the ground with injuries.
A blood stained knife was recovered at the scene.
The man was taken to the hospital while the body was moved to the mortuary.
Police said they are waiting for the man to recover before they take further action.