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Businessman shot dead by bandits

06 December 2012, 16:29 James Kabotia

A 60 year old businessman was Wednesday night shot dead by armed bandits in front of his wife and daughter in Nanyuki town.

According to Laikipia East police boss Joshua Lutukai, two gangsters armed with Ceska guns approached Joseph Ndirangu Wanyaga inside his wines and spirits premise and shot him on the chest.

“Ndirangu was closing down his premise at 8 PM when the two thugs came demanding for money. When he asked them why they wanted money, they just shot them in front of his wife and daughter,” said Lutukai.

Lutukai said that after shooting him, the gunmen walked on foot slowly to an unknown destination.

“My officers who were patrolling the town arrived at the scene three minutes after the incident but the witnesses refused to tell them the direction where the two went,” the OCPD added.

He confirmed that nothing was stolen from the premise and that investigations are underway over the matter.

Over the past one month, insecurity has been high in Laikipia East District.

Two weeks ago, a 70 year old man was killed by cattle rustlers at Ngare Ng’iro village.

Long’ole Lokiribi was grazing his sheep and goats when he was attacked and his livestock stolen.

The 42 animals were recovered later at Ilpolei area by Anti stock theft unit police officers as they were being being driven towards Mukogodo in Laikipia North district.

Three weeks ago, a 37 year old farmer Sammy Mwangi was shot dead at Kalai trading center in Laikipia Central district after a gang of five men armed with an AK 47 rifle stormed a bar demanding for money from him.

They shot him when he said that he did not have any money, killed him instantly.

Another man aged 24 years was shot dead at Withare trading center in the same district by the gang believed to be the one that killed Mwangi.

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