In Summary

  • The Officer was killed in their way home together with his wife .
  • Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei says the confrontation turned chaotic prompting one of the gang member to open fire killing the officer.

Criminal Investigation   officer attached to  Makadara Police Station has been shot dead by three armed thugs in Kayole Eastlands Nairobi. Constable David Mayaka was  driving home with his wife when the incident happened.

The  police says the couple had stopped in the Hurlingham neighborhood to repair a car tire when three people  on a motorcycle drew behind them and in  a few minutes accosted them and when they were revealed to be thugs, Constable Makaya tried to get his gun from the car and it this moment they shot him right in the abdomen.

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According to Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei, the confrontation turned chaotic prompting one of the gang member to open fire killing the officer. They the jumped on a motorbike and escaped without stealing anything from the couple.

“The wife is in stable condition. No arrest has been made so far but we have a team on the ground looking for the gang behind the shooting,” Bungei said.

The police have been mobilized to pursue the perpetrators  and according to the DCI boss they will catch up with them soonest.

He has also  called on the officers to be vigilant.

Resident reactions

Meanwhile the residents have raised concerns over security in the area saying many are losing lives and valuables in hands of criminals.

“if they can butcher an officer in this manner what about us who are not armed, we have reported similar incidents and no major action is being taken by the police. We are calling  upon the security personnel  to pull up their socks and protect the residents from criminals who  are now  terrorizing  residents in the area.” Mark Mihang’o resident told Ghetto Radio News.

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