Senior bank manager shot dead in love triangle

February 27, 2014 8:17 am
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Police officers leaving a past scene of crime. Authorities are concerned at the high number of guns in the wrong hands. Photo/FILE.
Police officers leaving a past scene of crime. Authorities are concerned at the high number of guns in the wrong hands. Photo/FILE.

NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 27 – A senior bank manager was shot dead on Wednesday night in Nairobi’s Wetlands area in what police believe to be a love triangle.

The deceased Peter Mukuria who worked at Family Bank as the Head of SME banking was reportedly picking up a woman, who takes evening classes at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Westlands campus, when gunmen accosted him near the gate on Kabasiran Avenue, off Waiyaki way, according to police.

They then forced their way into the vehicle and shot him dead a few meters away before they fled, leaving the woman in the car.

Nothing was stolen from him and the woman who is said to be married.

“It is a very unfortunate incident,” Nairobi police Chief Benson Kibue told Capital FM News on telephone, adding “we are investigating a love triangle because nothing was stolen from the deceased.”

He said detectives are investigating the relationship between the deceased and the woman, following reports it was not the first time he was picking her up from college.

“She is in custody together with another person picked up from the scene to assist us with the investigation because we want to know the motive of this killing, as we look for the people who committed the killing,” Kibue said.

According to police, the woman in custody is the wife to a prominent transporter in Dagoreti.

Witnesses who spoke to police said the two men had been standing at the stage next to the woman, before the car approached.

“We have been told that the attackers had been standing there for a while, it appears they were waiting for him because they forced their way into the car when it stopped to pick the woman,” Kibue said.

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