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Tragedy as Zetech College female student is stabbed to death in Kayole

A college student was stabbed to death in Nairobi’s Kayole estate on Friday and her body dumped on a footpath.

The 25-year-old Philemon Koome Macharia’s body had multiple stab wounds.

Police believe the Zetech College student was attacked by five gangsters who they later tracked, killing one of them.

According to police, officers rushed to the scene and caught up with the gang. The officers challenged them to stop but instead one of them shot at police.

A toy pistol, a knife, two live ammunition, a wrist watch, four mobile phones and Sh300 were recovered from the fallen gangster.


Separately, Mr Jerry Bland, a British national was attacked and robbed at his home in the city’s upmarket Karen estate.

He was confronted by five gangsters, one who was armed with a pistol after driving to his home on Ololua Ridge during the 10.15pm incident on Thursday, according to police.

The gangsters took away his Glock pistol, 39 rounds of ammunition, a computer, an iPad, two iPhones, a wrist watch, a gold ring and ATM cards.

“They escaped on foot through a hole they had dug under an electric fence,” police sources said.

In yet another incident, a bodaboda rider was robbed of his motorbike in the city’s Maringo estate on Friday.

The rider had dropped a passenger at the estate some minutes to 1am when three armed gangsters confronted him.

Police later shot and injured a man they said was one of the attackers. They found a Ceska pistol loaded with a bullet while the rest managed to escape.


Earlier on Thursday Mr Jones Kimanzi was bludgeoned to death in Kayole estate.

The incident was reported to the police by Victor Mwangi, who is the deceased’s cousin.

“I was called by a good Samaritan who informed me that my cousin was lying in a pool of blood along the road, within Maana area near the electricity wayleaf,” he recounted adding that the deceased had injuries on the chest.