One of the security men guarding leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale was attacked on Monday by gunmen who shot and wounded him before stealing his gun in Eastleigh, Nairobi. Nobody is sure why they chose Aden Duale’s bodyguard but the attackers also went away with his weapon. The gunmen allegedly ambushed him along General Waruinge Road at about 6pm when they shot his leg and took his gun.
Police fled the scene and headed towards Kiwanja slums near Moi Air Base. Duale confirmed the attack, alleging Abdi Maalim was being treated and he is responding to treatment.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer, attached to leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale was sent to the area of the incident.
However, the security agents said hunt for the armed men has been on until late. Military officers at Moi Air Base were on high alert with guard dogs roaming the compound, as the gunmen were still at large.
Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the hunt on the gang would continue. It came at a time when the city is holding a UN meeting. This is another attack from unknown thugs making headlines lately.
Meanwhile in Kiamumbi area, Kahawa West, Nairobi, two suspected criminals were on Monday night shot dead by police following a botched robbery
The two men who rode on a motorbike were raiding and stealing from pedestrians and motorists when an alarm was raised. Police followed the track of the two and killed them as they attempted to flee.
Police say they recovered stolen property from the two and the bodies were taken to the mortuary. Residents have been complaining of attacks by gunmen on motorbikes prior to the police action.