Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has confirmed the identity of a a man who was sprayed with along the Meru-Nanyuki Road in a case that is under investigation.
In its statement, KWS confirmed that the man who was murdered in unclear circumstances after he was ambushed and sprayed with bullets is the Nyeri company commander at KWS Aberdare, Bajila Kofa.
According to KWS, the incident happened as Kofa was heading home after he had taken his children to school.
He was ambushed by the heavily armed assailants who pumped several bullets into his body outside the Meru National Polytechnic, killing him instantly.
Multiple reports indicate that Kofa suffered multiple gunshot wounds after his vehicle was sprayed with more than 30 bullets.
Eye-witnesses who saw his body after the attack confirmed that he had a severe injury to the forehead, where one of the bullets hit him.
Kofa was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon, August 31, by unknown assailants who are still at large with police narrowing down on the matter.
The assailants tracked the car he was driving and sprayed it with several bulletsas they overtook and sped off.
Initially, Imenti police had suspected that the man was a criminal on their watchlist, but KWS set the record straight with their statement.
Imenti North police boss, Alexander Makau had initially claimed that the victim may have been executed by his rival criminal gangs before the identity of the deceased was established.
Makau even told reporters that police seized a gun and a magazine with bullets from the victim’s car as investigations were launched.
Hi death is the latest in a series of unexplained deaths in the country that have had authorities working round the clock to resolve.
On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, a man who was shot 24 times and murdered on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 while driving at Juja area, along Thika road was among the most wanted men in the country.
Reports indicate that the deceased identified as Daniel Gucoma Ndutire was part of family being investigated for leading an armed crime gang based in Juja, Kiambu County.
According to police reports, the late Ndutire and his gang have been terrorizing businessmen around Nairobi and its environs.
Police believe that the gang’s latest activity was on Tuesday morning when they shot and robbed a lady who owns a jewellery shop in Eastleigh, as she was heading to a bank in the area.