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Tanzanian gambler on a killing spree after losing Sh30k in city casino


A Tanzanian gambler was Monday night stoned to death in Eastleigh after he killed two people in a casino.

John Barnabas Mchanga had lost Sh30, 000 at the City View Bar and Restaurant Casino at around midnight and went to the manager’s office to demand for a free play.

The manager, 40 year-old Winfred Mbuvi, turned down the request.

Furious by the turn down, the man stabbed the manager several times using a Somali sword and killing her on the spot.

A security guard, James Lutea, who went to rescue her was also fatally stabbed. He died moments after the incident.

Security guard Kevin Ogada gave chase and  was stabbed twice on the shoulder before being rescued by members of the public. He is admitted at Aga Khan hospital in serious condition.

The irate members of the public and stoned the man to death.

The three bodies have been taken to city mortuary.

Police officers from the Starehe Police Station, including OCPD Alice Kimeli and DCIO Kiberenge Seroney, visited the scene early morning on Tuesday and interrogated staff.