NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – A bodyguard attached to Ndaragwa MP Francis Nderitu was shot dead by gangsters in Nairobi’s Kariobangi estate on Monday night.
The police officer was shot in the shoulder and died while undergoing treatment in hospital, moments after the incident that occurred at the Kariobangi round about, according to police.
Police believe the thugs were enraged by the officer when he declined to roll down his car windows, and did not steal anything from him.
His firearm and other personal belongings were found intact in his motor vehicle by police and Samaritans who rushed him to hospital.
“Nothing was stolen from because everything he had was found intact,” one senior police officer said of the incident that occurred on Outering Road.
The incident occurred on a day criminals were put on notice by the newly appointed Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome who took over on Monday.
Speaking while taking over from Benson Kibue who was appointed the Police Operations Director, Koome said he will mobilise his officers to flush out criminals and ensure security is heightened in the county.
“It is going to be a very tough time for criminals,” Koome said, urging them to “surrender” or be “prepared to face the law.”