Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all </The Scribe>'s badges.
 

Gang kills driver, gets away with money

24 December 2012, 13:17 Tony karomo

An armed gang over the weekend shot and killed a truck driver before escaping with an unknown amount of money along the Kianjai-Mikinduri road in Tigania West district.

Confirming the incident, Tigania West police boss Moses Kipyegon said the robbers accosted the driver and his two turn boys,grabbed the money they were carrying and escaped on an unmarked motorbike.

He said the three were armed with an AK-47 rifle during the 1.30pm incident that happened near the district headquarters.

The police boss said the driver and his crew were traveling from Miathene market after ferrying shop supplies.

“The driver and the turn boys were on their way back to Meru when they were ambushed by the robbers. The driver was shot and died on the spot while the rest managed to jump out of the moving vehicle,”he said.

Kipyegon said the police are yet to make any arrests or recover the weapons adding that they had launched investigations and were pursuing crucial leads.

He appealed business people to ask for police escort whenever transporting huge amounts of cash to stem cases of  theft.

“The police are ready and willing to offer escort services to those having large sums of cash in transit. This way we are going to avert such cases in the future,”the OCPD said.

He called on members of the public to volunteer information to the police to help in apprehending the criminals.

Kipyegon further urged the area residents to cooperate with the police in the fight against crime in the region.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
OMONDI Oduor
Nyong’o hits at Ranguma, accuses ...

Kisumu County Senator, Prof Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o has poured cold water on the administration of Governor Jack Ranguma accusing it of favouritism and discrimination in awarding tenders.  Read more...

Submitted by
Samuel Arap Yego
Sakaja, Wawer and Sonko form an a...

Two Jubilee aspirants for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat have announced that they will work together.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
44 University students have joine...

More than 44 University students in both public and private universities have joined terror groups to fight in Somalia and Libya, the Commission for University Education (CUE) has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Sonko summoned to appear in court...

Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko has been summoned to appear before Mombasa court to shade some lights over the where abouts of outlawed Mombasa Republican Council outfit Chair Omar Mwamnuadzi.  Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odang
Rabbit Kaka Sungura is the New Mr...

When we talk about Mr. Kenya, most people default to excessively muscular men with no necks or eye candy with well-toned bodies.  Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odang
Kilimani Street Festival

Kilimani is considered to be one of the ‘better’ neighborhoods in Nairobi, with the country’s elite living in lavish houses all across the area.  Read more...