Family of Githurai man who was shot five times as relatives watched helplessly cries for justice

for Tv47 Digital November 25, 2022, 03:25 PM
Man shot five times as relatives watch
Stephen Kariuki, 41, was on Nov. 23, 2022 shot dead as his family members watched helplessly in Kabuti village in Kirinyaga East. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • In an incident that shocked residents of Kabuti in Kirinyaga East, Stephen Kariku was shot five times by a lone gunman who was riding a motorcycle at 1 pm.
  • He was enjoying a cup of tea with friends and family when the gunman stormed the homestead, threatened to shoot anyone who makes a distress call, before shooting Kariuki five times.
  • After shooting, the man who - couldn't be identified because he was wearing a helmet - jumped onto the motorcycle and drove away.

A family in Gichugu, Kirinyaga East, is crying for justice after their son was shot five times - leading to his death - by a lone gunman in the presence of family members.

Speaking on Thursday, November 24 at Kabuti village, the deceased grandmother Elizabeth Wakabari could not fathom how a man armed with a pistol could storm a home and kill someone as members of the family watch helplessly .

On November 23 at around 1 pm, 41-year-old Stephen Kariuki - who owned a car in Githurai 44 - was taking tea with relatives when the lone gunman stormed the compound. He threatened all the other family members to keep quite before shooting him twice in the chest and thrice in different parts of the body.

Kariuki had gone to the village to attend a family mass that was to be conducted by the area Priest Fr Frederick Mulinge at his grandmother's home.

The gunman could not be identified because he was donning a helmet. After shooting Kariuki, he immediately left with a motorcycle leaving the family and the villagers in shock.

Gichugu DCI boss Millicent Ochuka says the family rushed Kariuki to Kerugoya Referral Hospital but was unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival.

It is believed that the gunman may have trailed Kariuki all the way from Nairobi.

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