A villager in Ugenya who raised an alarm to alert residents of an ongoing robbery paid the prize with her dear life when the fleeing gangsters shot her.
The Wednesday night incident, which occurred at Nyambweke trading centre saw the 41 year old woman die instantly from the gun shot, as the gangsters escaped and fled to unknown destination.
According to the Ugenya sub county police commander, Willy Simba, the shooting occurred at around 8pm.
Simba said that four gangsters who were armed with a G3 rifle raided a shop belonging to one Kevin Otieno and robbed him of Sh58, 000 at gunpoint.
The sub county police commander said that the woman, who had witnessed the robbery, was shouting to alert the villagers but the gangsters shot her in the chest to silence her.
He said that the body of the deceased was removed to Ukwala sub county hospital mortuary.
The incident happened barely a day after a police officer attached to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit in Siaya town lost his gun to suspected gangsters who were riding on a motorcycle.
He suffered serious injuries when the thugs, a man and a woman, who were riding in the opposite direction hit him on the head in a surprise attack, sending him reeling on the roadside unconscious.
The policeman, who was alone in a dimly lit street that hosts Siaya senator James Orengo’s Siaya office and the Kenya Red Cross Society branch offices, was saved by a passerby who alerted his seniors.
He was rushed and admitted to the county referral hospital with deep head cuts.
By Philip Onyango.