Police hunt for thugs who killed a businessman, injuring two in Kakamega
Written by John Kabaka
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Police in Kakamega have launched investigations into the Thursday night mystery murder of a businessman by unknown assailants in Ikolomani area.
Provincial Police Officer Alfred Ombaba told the press that area deputy provincial CID chief would lead investigations in the shooting to death of the deceased Anthony Kahaso, an electronic dealer running a shop at Isulu market in Kakamega south district.
Kahaso, 45, was killed; his friend and a boda boda motor rider seriously wounded by gun shots after they were attacked at Matundu area along the Sigalagala-Bukura road by three suspects abode another boda boda motorbike.
The wounded are admitted at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Mukumu, while the trader's body was transferred to the Kakamega provincial general hospital mortuary.
Ombaba said the CID is detailed to establish the motive behind the killing particularly in view of the fact that nothing was stolen from the victims after the 9.15 pm shooting.
The assailants sped off immediately after the shooting leaving behind the two boxes full of electronic goods, a motorbike and the victims personal effects.
Police reports indicated that the trader was in constant phone conversation with both his worker and brother before the tragedy struck.
According to information on record, the deceased was returning from a business trip from Nairobi with two boxes of assorted electronic shop goods. When he arrived at the Sigalagala shopping centre, he reportedly met a friend who accompanied him and both hired a motorbike.
However on their way, the realized that they had developed a tail as another motorbike was hot in pursuit. At Malinya market, the occupants of the other motorbike ordered them to stop but they reportedly defied.
Seemingly defeated, the assailants shot the trader killing him on the spot while would wounding the second pylon passenger and the rider. Police recovered six spend cartridges of an A-K 47 assault rifle at the scene of crime according to Ombaba.