Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Joseph's badges.

Teacher shot dead by armed carjackers

09 June 2014, 09:22 Joseph Mukubwa

Nyeri - A Primary School teacher was shot dead on Saturday night in Kieni west sub-County, Nyeri County after the Matatu he was traveling in was carjacked by armed robbers.

Bernard Mwaniki was going home when armed three robbers emerged from the bushes and ordered the driver of the matatu to stop.

However, the driver declined to obey and sped off forcing the robbers to shoot at the matatu.

Mwaniki, who was sitting in the front seat, was shot in the head and died instantly.

Area OCPD, John Kemboi said the robbers later escaped by foot to the nearby homestead belonging to a prominent businessman  Herman Kairu, accosting him and his wife as they entered their home.

Kairu said that when their watchman opened the gate for his bosses, the robbers ambushed them and ordered them to get out of the car.

They then ransacked them taking away more than KES 40 000 that they had collected from their hotel business in Mweiga and beat up Kairu's wife.

Kairu said the robbers locked them from outside when they finished eating, stole their car and then drove to an unknown destination.

Police who were alerted after Mwaniki was shot tried to trace the robbers using sniffer dogs but unfortunately, they had already left in Kairu’s car.

The car was later recovered in Matanya shopping centre near Nanyuki where the robbers abandoned it after it ran out of fuel.

Kemboi said that they are pursuing crucial leads that may lead to the arrest of the three adding that they are going to intensify patrols along the Mwiyogo - Nyeri - Nyahururu Road.

Irked residents of Mwiyogo blocked the Nyeri - Nyahururu highway protesting the killing of Mwaniki, and demanding security to be beefed up.

They also wanted a section of the expansive Solio ranch that is occupied with shrubs to be cleared noting that it is a hiding heaven for robbers.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Dating that one person that socie...

Works at a massage parlour. Works at Millionaires Club (that one on Baricho road) - you know the ones I am talking about. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
What do men mean when they say th...

As much as men think they are the ones confused by relationships, they have a better idea of it than most women actually do. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Ruto urges African leaders to shu...

DP William Ruto has called on African nations to shun help from western forces, saying that they can solve their own problems. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Don't be corrupt like your elders...

Shun corruption at all costs, President Uhuru Kenyatta urges Kenyan youth. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Senators order PS to resign over ...

The Senate Health Committee has told Health PS Nicholas Muraguri to resign over the unaccounted for KES 5 billion. Read more...