Businessman shot dead in Tudor,Mombasa


Mombasa,KENYA: Armed gunmen on Monday shot dead a businessman in Tudor, Mombasa County.

Charles Chege Gitau’s body was pumped with bullets at around 9:30 pm as he was waiting for his gate to be opened.

Five men in a saloon car trailed him before one gunman disembarked from the vehicle and pumped him with several bullets before escaping. He died on the spot.

A stray bullet also hit a passerby – Abdallah Hamisi on the shoulder and was rushed to Coast General hospital. Police said he was treated and later discharged.

The deceased is said to be a clearing agent.

He has been diverting goods to other countries, according to police sources.

Sources also say the deceased had a pending case at Makupa police station after some businessmen accused him of conning them.

Police boss Lucas Ogara said motive of killing still unknown.