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Friday, July 28, 2017

Businessman shot dead, body abandoned in Naivasha hotel room

Bullet found during a past postmortem. /FILE
Bullet found during a past postmortem. /FILE

A businessman was found dead in a Naivasha hotel room on Thursday with a bullet wound on his head.

Police recovered the trader's Ceska pistol believed to have been used in the shooting, as well as several rounds of ammunition.

It was now clear if the trader, who hails from Timboroa, committed suicide or was murdered by a woman who had accompanied him to the hotel room.

According to a police source, the man booked the room on Monday where he stayed overnight with the woman before he decided to stay on.

Curious workers decided to check his room on after he was not seen on Wednesday only to find him dead and the woman missing.

"Two cartridges are missing and we suspect that the man could have been murdered by the woman friend who later fled from the scene," said the source.

The officer added that the man was covered with a blanket on the bed, further raising suspicion that he was murdered.

"He is a licensed gun holder and we are looking for the woman who had accompanied him to help us with investigations," the officer said.

The body was taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary for postmortem.

Separately, three suspected thugs shot dead by police in Naivasha last week during a botched robbery have been identified by their relatives.

Two of the bodies of the three, who hail from Kiambu county, were transferred from the Naivasha mortuary for burial by their kin.

The three were cornered while on a robbery mission in Karagita estate and a pistol recovered from them.

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