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Three shot in Kamukunji’s botched robbery

A botched robbery has left three people nursing gunshot wounds after an armed robber shot indiscriminately at passersby in Kamukunji area.

The three victims were said to have been passersby who were outside Plaza Printers, located along Cross road in Kamukunji, when four thugs attempted to steal from the premise.

According to a worker at the shop, one of the four robbers posed as a customer and asked to buy a box file.

“He came in at around 1 p.m on Wednesday and gave one of the shop attendants Sh200 for a box file he wanted to buy. Moments later, the other three came in and one drew out a pistol,” the employee told Nairobi News but he declined to be named for fear of his security.

The workers then screamed for help as other customers scampered out of the shop for safety.

It was during that commotion that one of the robbers fired indiscriminately outside injuring the three.

According to a police report recorded at Vigilance house, two of the injured sustained gunshot wounds on the chest and abdomen respectively.

Separately, an M-Pesa shop attendant was shot by a robber who accosted her at Tushauriane area in Kayole.

The victim is said to have been heading home after closing the shop at around 9 p.m when two men confronted her and shot her on the left shoulder.

The two reportedly took Sh50, 000 and two mobile phones from her and left her bleeding on the ground.

She was later rushed to Mama Lucy Hospital where she was admitted with bullets lodged in her body.

Elsewhere, a children’s home accountant was on Wednesday evening kidnapped outside the facility located along Ngong road as he was returning from a bank after withdrawing money.

He was accosted by three men, one armed with a pistol, and driven away in a car towards town and later abandoned at Uthiru after being robbed off Sh210, 000.