, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 28 – A member of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Advisory Board was shot and seriously wounded by gangsters in Nairobi on Wednesday night.
Police said Suru Tanna was attacked near his residence in Riverside.
“He is now admitted to hospital in serious but stable condition,” a police officer based at the Kilimani police station said without elaborating.
Police did not provide any more details about the attack but family members said it occurred on Lavington Road at 8 pm.
“The gangsters wanted to take his car and when they ordered him to come out, they could not start it so one of them shot at him,” Mr Tanna’s daughter-in-law Sona told Capital News on telephone.
“They [thugs] also took away his valuables and a laptop from the car before they escaped,” she added.
She said Mr Tanna was still admitted to the Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
“He is responding well to treatment… he is in a stable condition,” she assured.
KACC’s Spokesman Nicholas Simani later told Capital News that the commission was equally shocked about that attack and shooting of Mr Tanna.
“We do not know the motive of the attack but the matter is under investigation by the police,” he said on telephone from his Integrity Centre office.
Mr Tanna is listed on the KACC’s website as one of the 12 Advisory Board members representing various sectors and interests through civic, religious, professional and business organisations.
The Board is chaired by lawyer Eric Okong’o Omogeni.
Mr Tanna was nominated to the KACC Advisory Board by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers [KAM] where he previously served as board member and later chairman.
He is the chairman of General Printers Ltd, a flexible packaging company in Nairobi.
His past appointments include chairman and trustee of Kenya Printing and Converting Association.
Mr Tanna has previously served as a board member of several entities among them the Kenya Business Council and East African Business Council.
He has also served in various government ministries in various specialised assignments including at the Ministry of Finance where he was a member of the Tax Remission Office
He is a trustee of several charities and a member of business forums and associations.