- Area subcounty police commander Adamson Furaha said the armed thug was killed on the spot by members of the public while the other survived with serious injuries.
- “We are always alert. Let us be our brother’s keeper and thus, we shall improve our security.”
Drama was evident at Kimende town in Lari constituency, Kiambu on Wednesday night when a man who had been carjacked by two armed robbers alighted from his moving car.
This is after an armed thug shot him in the abdomen when he resisted giving him Sh2m so that he may be released.
The incident happened when traffic ensued along the highway, and a confrontation between the victim and two thugs started.
When the residents heard the gunshot, they bravely approached the vehicle while others ran away.
This is when the victim opened the door and the armed thug shot one of the residents before the youths attacked them, pulled them out of the car and started beating them.
Area subcounty police commander Adamson Furaha said the armed thug was killed on the spot by members of the public while the other survived with serious injuries.
Furaha said the businessman was carjacked by the thugs from Lang’ata area in Nairobi, and the thugs were demanding money so that they could release him.
“The vehicles were moving, but they were slowed by a traffic jam, but when locals heard the gunshot from the car, a lorry that was ahead of them blocked the car and locals approached,” the police boss said at his office on Thursday.
Furaha said that the businessman was rushed to the AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital where he was admitted while one youth who was shot was rushed to Tigoni Hospital.
He added that the thugs were taken to Orthodox Hospital in Kimende with injuries.
“We have launched investigations to establish what may have happened before they arrived at this place. The suspect is under our watch as investigations go on” he noted.
Community policing chairman Njoroge Kamande thanked members of the public for responding to the distress call, adding that locals were always on the watch.
“We are always alert. Let us be our brother’s keeper and thus, we shall improve our security,” he noted.