Fresh details regarding businessman shot in Tudor emerge

Detectives and residents at the scene of the murder of Mombasa businessman Chege Gitau on Monday night. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Fresh details concerning the Mombasa businessman who was killed on Monday in Tudor have emerged even as police continue conducting investigations.

Charles Gitau Chege, 34, was sprayed with bullets at around 9:30pm as he was waiting for his gate to be opened.

Mr Chege, a clearing and forwarding agent was once arrested for stealing goods worth millions of shillings, this is according to police reports.

He was arrested on 9th July this year in Tudor area, after he was allegedly found offloading goods in a container which was in transit.

He was taken to court on 11th in the same week after spending nights at Makupa police station.

“He was found stealing goods in transit,” reads part of police reports seen by Baraka FM.

The goods were estimated to be worth sh. 23,425,000 belonging to multiple inland containers deport.

Mr Chege was released on a sh 100,000 bond .

He also owns vast  properties in Mombasa including houses and assets.

“Mr Chege arrived in Nairobi Monday at midday and was killed at night,” a source who requested to remain anonymous said.

According to security experts, the man was killed by trained gunmen.

Police said five men in a saloon car trailed the deceased and shot him ten times as he was waiting for his gate to be opened.

He was driving his personal vehicle with registration number KCJ 949H.

Police who arrived at the scene said the gunmen were on a mission to kill the businessman, as the car engine was still running and his foot on the gas peddle.

Mombasa Urban police boss Lucas Ogara said the motive of the killings is still unknown and investigations are underway.

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