Two safety guards hooked up to President William Ruto’s Nationwide Safety Advisor Monica Juma had been compelled to open hearth on Saturday evening after a lone gunman attacked them alongside the Mwingi-Garissa freeway close to Nguni market.
The aides, drawn from the navy police, had been caught off guard when the gunman, believed to be a foreigner, stopped them on a abandoned stretch of the freeway.
Dr Juma, a former Defence Cupboard Secretary within the authorities of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, wasn’t within the automobile.
Based on an incident report filed at Nguni police station below case quantity, the 2 bodyguards, who had been armed with pistols, had been travelling from Nairobi to Mwingi East – Dr Juma’s rural dwelling.
The officers had been ordered out of their car and robbed at gunpoint. As he fled, the assailant fired three pictures, prompting the armed officers to open hearth, killing him immediately.
The officers searched his bag and located a number of objects together with Somali forex, meals, a photo voltaic panel and 38 bullets packed in a small black bag. His gun, an AK-47, had 23 bullets.
“Additionally present in his possession had been two pairs of open sneakers, a small sauce pan, a knife, a photo voltaic panel, 15 dry batteries, scissors, a pen and an electrical tester,” the report stated.
Detectives in Kitui are attempting to ascertain the id of the attacker and the way he managed to terrorise motorists for days whereas hiding within the bush.
Moments earlier, the gunman attacked a St Andrews Academy water tanker in Mwingi, spraying the truck with bullets.
The lorry driver, recognized as Patrick Mutie, informed police that he noticed a person with a gun who signalled him to cease, however as an alternative he sped away.
Instantly, the motive force heard three pictures and realised that his proper entrance tyre had been hit, however determined to proceed with the flat tyre till he reached Nguni market.
The physique of the gunman was taken to Mwingi Degree 4 Hospital mortuary whereas investigations continued.