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Man shot 70 times on Thika Road was police informer –sources

A man who was gunned down by unknown assailants on Thika superhighway was a police informant, Nairobi News understands.

Scanty details are available about the victim identified as Mwangi Munene, who our sources say was a businessman based in Roysambu and a “police informer in Nairobi”.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has taken over the inquest into the bizarre shooting that happened on Tuesday night that near the Vincentian Retreat Centre on Thika super highway.

Central regional coordinator Wilson Njega on Thursday said who that the motive of the attack remains unclear.

“So far we have not gotten any leads in our investigations but the DCI is on it. The identity of the man has been established, he used to live in Kasarani with his family but was born in Nyeri county. Nobody knows where he was coming from because he was alone at the time of the shooting. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear,” Njega said.

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Munene was found lying dead at the driver’s seat of his Mercedes Benz by officers from Thika and Juja police stations moments after the shooting.

Detectives used a KRA tax compliance certificate and motor vehicle insurance sticker found in the car all of which bore the name Mwangi Munene.

Dozens of bullets had been pumped into his vehicle.

Njega said that the spent cartridges from the scene revealed that the victim was shot at more than 70 times and were from AK 47 rifles and pistols.

Munene’s body was taken to General Kago funeral home and his car towed to Thika police station.