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Three killed in city crime wave

Three men were killed and property stolen during separate crime incidents in Nairobi.

A boda boda rider was shot dead after he stopped to pick up two men he thought were customers at Feroz in Dandora at 9.30pm on Sunday.

The attackers escaped with the motorcycle.

A second man was killed by gangsters in Mowlem, also in Dandora, on Sunday night.

The body of Mr Kennedy Waloba was found lying in a pool of blood by boda boda riders, who reported the case to the police.

BEATEN BY A MOB

Stab wounds were found on the chest.

A third man died after he was beaten by a mob in Kariobangi Estate at 8pm on Sunday.

According to the police, the victim was part of an armed gang that had raided an M-Pesa shop.

“The men, one of them wielding a pistol, entered the shop and ordered the owner and an employee to lie down. The worker grabbed the gun and screamed for help. The public responded and lynched one of the suspects. The others escaped,” the police said.

In Lang’ata, a bodyguard attached to Samburu West MP Jonathan Lelelit was forced to fire a shot to scare away six taxi drivers who had attacked him.

The police constable was injured in the head.

They accused him of parking his car in an area designated for taxis.

He had parked it outside Zebra Bar at the Lang’ata Shopping Centre, where he was watching a football match on TV on Sunday night.

“On coming back, he was accosted by six men, all taxi drivers. They attacked him with stones. He then fired a shot to scare them away. Officers on patrol rushed to the scene when they heard the gunshot,” a police report says.

A taxi driver sustained a bullet injury on the neck.

Separately, police recovered a pistol from criminals in Jua Kali, Dandora, on Monday.