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Three murdered during Eid holiday

Victims include a suspected thug, a boda boda rider and a pedestrian

In Summary
  • A boda boda rider was killed and robbed of his motorcycle in Kahawa West area.
  • A pedestrian was stabbed to death in a robbery incident in Kariobangi area.
The victims include a suspected thug, a boda boda rider and a pedestrian.
NO ARRESTS: The victims include a suspected thug, a boda boda rider and a pedestrian. 
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At least three people were killed in separate incidents on Eid-al-Adha in Nairobi.

Police said one of them was a suspected thug whom they recovered a pistol from in Kasarani area. The others were a boda boda rider in Kahawa West and a pedestrian in Kariobangi.

In the Kasarani incident, police believe the suspect was part of a gang on a motorbike connected to a shooting incident at Githurai roundabout on Monday. 

The gang snatched a handbag from a lady who was walking home and opened fire on concerned members of the public who responded to her distress call.

A man was shot on the right arm. The injured man was rushed to St John’s hospital in Githurai, where he was treated and referred to Kiambu Level 5 hospital.

Police on patrol were alerted after the suspect had tried to rob another pedestrian at Season's bus stop in Kasarani.   

The miscreant had in a bid to escape jumped on a getaway motorbike that sped off after confronting the pedestrian. 

Police chased the man who was a pillion passenger before they wobbled off the road and the armed man fell off the beleaguered bike landing on the tarmac.

Police shot him dead and recovered his weapon.

Elsewhere, a boda boda rider was killed and robbed of his motorcycle in Kahawa West area, Nairobi.

Police say the rider had carried two pillion passengers who turned out to be thugs. They stabbed him in the neck before escaping with the motorcycle.

A pedestrian was also stabbed to death in a robbery incident in Kariobangi area, Nairobi.

Eric Mutuku, 32 was walking home when a gang approached him and demanded cash and his mobile phone.

This prompted a confrontation, the gang stabbed him in the stomach. He died on the spot as the attackers escaped on foot.

No arrest has been made so far but police say they are looking for the attackers.

The bodies of the victims were moved to the mortuary.

Nairobi police boss Augustine Nthumbi said they have intensified operations in the city to address the few incidents reported.

He urged the public for continued support while addressing the menace.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)