, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10 – An intern working with the Standard Group was on Thursday night shot dead during a carjacking incident in Nairobi’s Fedha estate.
The young man had just been dropped off by the company’s staff bus in Embakasi together with his colleague about 9.30pm when gunmen accosted them and ordered them to enter a saloon car.
Capital FM News ascertained that the deceased was a student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and was attached to the media company’s Information Technology department.
While his colleague cooperated, the deceased is reported to have attempted to escape, prompting the thugs to shoot him from the back.
The ruthless thugs then carried him into their vehicle with his colleague and drove around robbing people until 3am when the vehicle got stuck in mud within Mowlem area of Dandora.
“This were very daring robbers,” Nairobi Provincial Police chief Benson Kibue said of the thugs who abandoned the vehicle and fled, leaving the wounded man who bled to death.
His colleague sought the help of police officers at nearby police station but it was too late to save his life.
“We are looking for them, this is a dangerous group. They carjack someone, shoot him and drive around with him. They are merciless,” Kibue said in an interview with Capital FM News.
He urged the public to avoid confrontations with gangsters during carjacking or robbery incidents as this provokes criminals.
Armed crime is lately on the increase in Nairobi and its environs, mainly targeting motorists.
On average, up to four carjackings are reported weekly, with the number going as high as six or more on some weeks.
“We are aware of the security challenges Kenyans are facing and I want assure the public that all is being done to improve the situation,” Kibue said.