A 35-year-old man was shot dead early Sunday morning, as he engaged thugs who had attacked his girlfriend at Winners apartments in Ruiru, Kiambu County. The deceased Geoffrey Sigei and his girlfriend
The deceased Geoffrey Sigei and his girlfriend Winfred Kairuthi,34, had arrived at the apartment in two separate vehicles at around 4:30am, when they were confronted by the thugs.
According to the apartment’s guard, Samuel Wafula, while speaking to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) sleuths, Winfred was first to enter the gate, followed by Sigei in a Mazda CX5.
“After the vehicles had passed the main gate, three men forced their way inside, went straight to Winfred’s vehicle and began ransacking it.
“As the deceased was parking his vehicle, he saw the thugs confronting Winfred and went to her aid, wielding a rungu,” said Wafula. The armed thugs then opened fire and shot him on the abdomen as they fled the scene, attracting the attention of police officers who were on patrol nearby..” Wafula narrated
Neighbours who had heard the commotion responded to the incident and rushed Sigei to RFH hospital in Ruiru, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
Detectives have since established that the deceased and his girlfriend had enjoyed their evening at Ashaki grill in Thome estate. However, on their way home, they were trailed by a silver Toyota Prado TX that the assailants used as their getaway vehicle.
Crime scene detectives based at Thika visited the scene and recovered two spent cartridges of 9mm calibre. Investigations into the murder have since been launched and detectives are following crucial leads to unravel the suspects behind the murder most foul.