Businessman shot in Mombasa during robbery incident


Mombasa, KENYA: A businessman was on Monday shot and seriously injured at Nyali Center Mombasa.

Two armed gunmen also made away with sh 200,000 cash.

The businessman gave police conflicting reports at the hospital saying he lost sh 400,000 to the gunmen from earlier sh 200,000 he had told police at the scene.

Police said the businessman identified as Fahad Hajj a proprietor of mass petrol station, was shot in his buttocks.

He was rushed to Aga Khan hospital where he is being attended to, police said his life is out of danger.

According to police sources, the two armed gunmen were trailing the businessman who was in his private car with the driver who was taking him to bank the money, the gunmen were on a motorcycle.

Mombasa county police commander said the businessman was going to bank the money at Diamond Trust bank in Nyali but he was confronted shortly after alighting from his private car.

He said one of the suspects drew an AK 47 rifle and shot two times in the air to scare away onlookers.

“The suspect shot the man in the buttocks so that he could hand over the money, they picked the bag and escaped on a motorcycle,” said Mr. Ipara.

Police suspect this to be an inside job.

Police have asked the public to volunteer information which will lead to the arrest of the suspects.