Former Kilifi Deputy Governor shot dead in Nyali


Police in Mombasa have launched a manhunt for gunmen who killed former Kilifi Deputy Governor Kennedy Kamto at his Nyali residence early Wednesday morning.

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Kamto’s widow, Fauzia Kamto said three hooded gunmen killed him at his home along Beach Road around 3am.

She said the gunmen forced their way into the house and demanded that the lights be put on.

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Kamto was shot as the wife, his mother and the house help watched.

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Fauzia said the gunmen stole 6,000 shillings, her phone and other personal belongings.

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The deceased’s elder sister, Chiku Kamto, said this was the third time that gunmen pursued her brother.

Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki said police have begun investigations and more details will be provided later.

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The body of the deceased was taken to Pandya Hospital Mortuary.

Kamto served as ODM Kilifi branch chairman before ditching the party for Jubilee and was Gideon Mung’aro’s running mate in the 2017 General elections.

They however lost to incumbent Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.

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