A University student was on Wednesday, April 22 shot dead by two suspected armed robbers in Umoja II Estate, Nairobi.
The incident happened in the evening when the two suspected gangsters visited Phadam Hospital based in Umoja Estate near Unity Primary School posing as customers.
The two robbers held hostage the personnel on duty in the hospital including a doctor, receptionist, security guard and two clients.
A Kenyan Police Officer at a crime scene
The gangsters proceeded to rob from the victims but one of those who had gone to purchase medicine positively identified the two.
“When they took a wallet and phone from the university student, he started fighting back. As he was fighting them, a receptionist and the watchman ran.
“On seeing this, the thugs wanted to flee but he continued to confront them because his items were already taken and that’s when he was shot,” said the representative.
A section of a police report filed under Occurrence Book number 95/22/04/2020 read, “They shot him on the throat and he died on the spot.
“The deceased who is a Meru University 4th year student had come to buy medicine for his mother namely Phoebe Omogo.”
According to the police report, the incident happened at around 7:40 p.m. and the armed suspects only stayed at the facility for about 10 minutes.
The body of the 24-year-old was transferred to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Police officers pictured at the scene of a crime as residents look on.
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