Tension high in Kitui town as armed robbers gun down a taxi driver

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu addressing taxi drivers at the county's headquarters

Tension has engulfed Kitui town following the killing of a taxi driver, Brian Ngala, at the Kitui Bus Park last night.

The taxi driver was gunned down by the armed robbers as he tried to raise an alarm as they (robbers) tried to escape using a motorbike after stealing from an M-Pesa agent.

The robbers had cornered an M-Pesa agent as she was closing her shop and stole an unknown amount of cash after commanding her to lie on the floor.

The taxi driver who witnessed the occurrence tried to confront them shouting ‘wezi’ little did he know they had a pistol which they used to shoot at him.

They immediately took off after gunning him down.

Kitui Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu met with taxi drivers at the county’s headquarters today morning after learning of the incident.

She said she was saddened by the incidence and sent her condolences to the family of the murdered taxi driver.

“I am saddened by the killing of Brian Ngala, who is one of our taxi drivers,  by armed robbers last night in Kitui town. I send my condolences to his family during this difficult moment. This morning I met the taxi drivers at the county headquarters.

The security team,  which attended the meeting, assured me that investigation is already under way.

The security team undertook to enhance security patrol within all our towns. As we work on empowering our youth, enabling peaceful environment is key in delivery that promise. We will continue working with the security team to ensure this is realized,” said governor Ngilu.




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