By Micheal Njuguna
Police in Nakuru are investigating the killing of a prominent businessman who was shot dead at his shop on Monday night.
Bahati Deputy County Commissioner Kithinji Ithai who visited the crime scene says security officers are pursuing crucial leads in a bid to apprehend the suspects behind the heinous act.
The three member gang is said to have accosted David Mwaura Monday night at Bahati Trading Center, spayed him with bullets before fleeing using a getaway motorbike.
The deceased operated a Mini-Supermarket in the area and police say the thugs used an AK47 riffle in incident, after spent cartridges matching the assault rifle were recovered at the scene. Traders in Bahati and neighboring trading centers of Kabazi and Maili Kumi are now calling on security agencies to intensify patrols.
The region’s District Security Committee is now set to hold daily security meetings and engage police in a series of sting operations in a bid to flush out criminals from their hide outs.
The latest incident comes in the wake of rising concern over increased cases of criminality within Nakuru and its environs.
Elsewhere, Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembeya has directed security commanders to recall officers on off-duty ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.Natembeya said that security has been beefed up in the area and assured wananchi of total security during this festive season.
He called upon the residents to co-operate with security officers so as to ensure that criminal incidences are reported before they are executed.
The county commissioner directed chiefs and their assistant to be accompanying security officers in patrolling the area and make sure that illegal brews are totally wiped out.
Natembeya added that all deputy county commissioners will be fully in charge of security in their respective sub counties.
Natambeya said security officers will be deployed to watch over the Churches and Mosques and urged religious leaders to enhance security in their sanctuaries.