Mombasa, KENYA:A man was on Friday afternoon shot and seriously wounded in a botched robbery by armed gunmen in Changamwe, Mombasa.
Gliforth Okanga, a driver and an employee of EPZ company was shot on his neck by two armed gunmen at the industrial area as he was driving back; this is after he had withdrawn money which was to pay employees their salaries.
Changamwe police chief Stanley Cheteka said the armed men shot at the roof of the vehicle which was transporting the money with the bullet hitting the driver on the neck.
The two armed men later on escaped using a motorcycle after the attack, but were not able to take the money with them.
He said the driver had put the money under the seats making it difficult for them to access the money.
“As the driver had withdrawn the money,he was attacked by two men who were armed at industrial area,there was a traffic jam piling up,the suspects fired at the roof of the car near the driver’s window and the bullet hit the driver on the neck injuring him,” said the police boss.
The driver was alleged to be transporting sh 200,000 in cash.
The driver was taken to Bomu hospital where he is under treatment, added mr Cheteka.
The police boss said a special team of officers have been dispatched to pursue the robbers.
The police boss called on employees to seek police assisance especially when transporting huge amount of money.