29 June 2014

Kenya: Insurance Manager Arrested After Shooting Motorist Dead

Nairobi — A senior manager of an insurance firm was arrested after shooting a motorist dead in Nairobi on Saturday night, police said.

He also wounded a brother of the deceased who is admitted to hospital with gunshot injuries.

The manager of the insurance firm based in Nairobi was being questioned on circumstances that led to the shooting that occurred in Dagoretti, shortly after midnight.

According to police, the manager in custody claims he stopped to inquire why a vehicle behind him was trailing him for a long distance on Old Naivasha Road, when an argument arose.

"That is the allegation he is making and an investigation has been launched to establish if he was justified to use his firearm," a senior police officer briefed on the matter said.

During the confrontation, the insurance firm manager is reported to have opened fire killing the driver instantly. A passenger who police said is a brother to the deceased was also wounded.

The man claims he thought the vehicle was carrying thugs who were trailing him.

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