Business people and local investors in Kabati, Murang’a County are a worried lot as armed robbers continue to terrorize them with impunity.
This comes as two businessmen are nursing bullet wounds at Thika level 5 hospital after they were shot and robbed by motorbike riding robbers in their homes.
Joseph Musyoka who is also the Chairman Nyumba Kumi initiative was attacked at his home gate at around 7pm where the robbers armed with AK47 and a pistol shot him in the leg before robbing him all the money and other personal effects.
He was left bleeding profusely as neighbours rushed him to hospital.
His wife, Millicent Munyiva said they heard a commotion at the gate followed by a gunshot and raised alarm as the thugs fled on a motorbike.
The robbers also went for Mathew Ngunjiri wa Kimani who operates an Mpesa shop at Kabati trading centre and shot him at his gate before robbing him of all the money he had.
They also took packets of milk which he had bought for his children.
The incident left Kabati residents in shock as the robbers acted with impunity going door to door even after the police had been alerted.
The incidents occurred just a few kilometres from Kabati police station and just a stone throw away from an Administration police camp.
The residents now want the OCS Kabati police station transferred, saying he was sleeping on his job.
They said they had previously held consultative security meetings with the Murang’a county commanders over insecurity in Kabati but the deliberations had not borne any fruits, saying they had recommended the removal of Kabati OCS but he seems to have a godfather who is protecting him.
Musyoka speaking from his hospital bed said as the chairman of Nyumba Kumi initiative in the area, he had even gone to the Inspector General’s office over the same issue but nothing had been done so far.
He said police never responded in time when he was shot at around 7pm and the trigger-happy robbers went ahead and shot his colleague a kilometre away.
By Daniel Mugo