Mon, 22nd Feb - Residents of Acre Fund village in Kamulu, Nairobi County are still coming to terms with the horrific death of a boda boda operator whose body was found on the roadside with gunshot wounds.
Area boda boda Chairman Daniel Mwaniki condemned the incident revealing that this month alone they have experienced two similar incidents of people masquerading as clients and end up either killing or forcefully taking their motorbikes.
Detectives from the Homicide Department visited the scene. Police removed the body to the City Mortuary for an autopsy.
Athi River subcounty police commander George Kashimiri said the deceased could be part of a gang and his killers might have turned their guns on one of their own following a disagreement. The deceased wasn’t known to the locals.
“The boda boda operator was ferrying his clients who turned out to be thugs. They shot him dead and stole the motorbike which they used to speed off thereby escaping from the murder scene. It is suspected that all of them could be thugs who killed one of their own in what looks like a disagreement over something or a deal gone sour,” the police boss said.
The incident has raised fears among boda boda operators who want security beefed up in the area.
The residents are now calling on the Machakos County Police Commander to add a police post in the area to boost security and shorten the response time during attacks.
The residents in addition said that the Myland and Mawe Mbili police posts are too far to help them during attacks.
Police have launched investigations into the incident.