A security guard was on Sunday night shot dead during a robbery incident at a supermarket in Mountain Mall on Thika Superhighway.
According to witnesses, the guard had confronted armed thugs, who then opened fire on him in the head and chest.
“Two were pretending to be shoppers but they were actually on a surveillance mission,” a senior detective told Nai Haps of the raid by the thugs.
The incident occurred at about 8:30pm as the supermarket was preparing to close.
Witnesses said the thugs escaped with a briefcase stashed with cash of unknown amount.
“They went with a briefcase full of cash,” a witness said.
Delano Kiilu, Secretary General of Protective and Safety Association of Kenya, said the security guard identified as Wycliffe Waweru of Texas Security Company was shot at around 8:30pm while executing his duty.
Kiilu said the guard was killed after he stopped two individual who were walking out of the Mall carrying a briefcase and as he tried to stop them they shot him twice.
“He tried to stop the men upon which the thugs drew firearms and shot him in the chest and head killing the security officer instantly,” said Kiilu.
Police are pursuing the thugs who escaped after the shooting as they also wait to retrieve CCTV footage in an effort to identify the thugs.
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