Tourist kills thug in Malindi
19 March 2013, 13:18
A suspected gangster was on Monday shot dead while his accomplice
escaped with gun injuries as they attempted to rob a couple at Malindi
beach in Kilifi County.
The two armed gangsters are said to have demanded for cash from the two tourists who were walking along the Ocean Beach Resort.
were armed with swords but the tourist relaxed and asked them to wait
so that he could give them money only to produce a pistol which he used
to shoot one of them dead.
Sources also added that the other suspect was shot on his leg but managed to escaped to an unknown destination.
is alleged that the tourist whose name has not been identified was on
holiday with his wife and is licensed to carry a fire arm.
According to reports from Ocean Beach Resort, it was the second time for the tourist to be targeted by thugs.
“There is a time one of the tourists was robbed off his properties by bandits while on holiday in Malindi,” said a source.
of Ocean Beach Roberto Marini said they have already increased the
number of security guards patrolling the Resort beach to avoid the
occurrence of such incidents.
He called on police to increase
security patrols in the tourist town and especially at the beach to
guarantee maximum security to visitors touring the area.
District Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha confirmed the incident saying he
was still waiting to get briefing from area police boss on the matter.
However, Malindi police boss Kiprono Lang’at kept on telling media to wait.
“Okay. I will call you later and give you more information on the matter please,” he told journalists on phone.
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