, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16 – A police officer was found murdered and his body dumped near South ‘B’ estate, by the side of the Nairobi-Mombasa highway early on Wednesday.
The Superintendent identified as Nicholas Ndaiya was attached to the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) in Gilgil, according to police who visited the scene.
“We suspect he was attacked by robbers who killed him and fled. He must have been attacked after alighting from a matatu because there is a bus stop nearby,” David Bunei, Police chief for Embakasi division said after visiting the scene.
He was smartly dressed in a black suit and was discovered by passers-by, some of who telephoned the Capital FM newsroom shortly before 9 am.
When we telephoned police at Embakasi, they said they had received similar reports and were headed to the scene.
A few minutes later, the Embakasi police chief said “we have been able to locate the scene and established that he [the deceased] is one of our officers.” He had been robbed of his mobile phone, money and other personal belongings but it was not clear if he had his pistol with him at the time of the attack.
Police later said they had established that the officer was going to spend a night at a colleague’s house at the South ‘B’ police lines.
The slain officer was reported to have traveled from Gilgil for a meeting at Vigilance House where he spent the better part of Tuesday before he met his death.
He had been part of the team that was spearheading police reforms.
By Wednesday evening, police said they had not made any arrest but were following what they termed as “crucial leads” into the killing.
“We are still looking for the attackers, no arrest has been made so far,” Mr Bunei said.