Night guard killed during prayer in Garissa

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A night guard at a hardware shop in Garissa was early Saturday morning killed by unknown persons as he conducted his al-fajir prayers.

Shocked fellow faithful who had passed by for similar prayers at a nearby mosque said they left the deceased preparing himself using a litre jerrycan of water only to find him in lying dead in a pool of blood.

According an eye witness, unknown people invaded the premises the security guard was manning using two motor cycles and later escaped without stealing anything.

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Area MCA Abdirizak Ismail said that this is the 3rd grisly murder of night guards in a span of 3 weeks to occur in Garissa town.

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“Police should intensify patrols as they investigate these incidents. Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i should declare a shoot to kill for robbers to tame the runaway crime in the country,” Abdirizak said.

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The MCA urged the residents to desist from defending suspects because they come from their clan and instead allow the police to prosecute suspects.

One of the staff at the hardware accused the bodaboda operators for abetting crime by working and transporting thugs.

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Police are reviewing CCTV footage at the hardware in a bid to establish the identity of the two robbers which according to preliminary report indicate that they were in number.

Nothing was stolen from the shop despite them breaking the grills and gaining entry into the hardware. They were however unable to break the safe that had unspecified amount of money.

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