Five passengers were yesterday injured when gangsters opened fire in a vehicle they were traveling in in Mihuti, Kangema, in Murang'a County.
The injured who were taken to Muranga District Hospital by well wishers, were traveling in a taxi when unknown people flagged down the saloon car near Mihuti market.
Sensing danger, the driver of the taxi sped on, prompting the gangsters to spray the vehicle with bullets and puncture the tyres. It is then that they attacked the passengers and stole a handbag from a woman who operates an Mpesa shop at Kihoya Market.
After the robbery, the gangsters who were wearing masks, fled in the taxi to an unknown destination.
Murang'a County Commissioner Kula Hache said the police had started investigations.
Hache said the gang could have been trailing the businesswoman who operates an Mpesa outlet because they suspected that she was carrying a huge amount of money.
"The gangsters stole nothing from the other passengers," said the county commissioner.