Armed thugs kill Russian tourist in Mombasa

By KBC Reporter

A Russian tourist has been shot dead by armed thugs who attacked her while touring the historical old town in Mombasa Sunday.

The female visitor succumbed to injuries at Mombasa hospital where she had been rushed for treatment.

The tourist who was in the company of three others were accosted by men who were armed with pistol and ordered them to hand over all their personal belongings.

Police said the tourist had just visited Fort Jesus, when the gunmen opened fire and grabbed a bag containing cameras, phones and other personal effects. Mombasa Deputy police Commander Selevino Kubai said the tourist was in the company of a local tour guide who is being questioned.

The other two tourists were not injured and are safe according to Kubai.