Five grilled over shooting of former Garissa County official amid clan tensions
SEE ALSO :Photos: CS Matiang’i inspects PSVsThere are fears of inter-clan retaliations following the incident amid counter accusations. “There are many speculations on how and why the man was attacked and this may lead to bloody retaliation. We hope police move with speed and get those behind it irrespective of their status,” said a family member of the victim. Mkutar is in critical condition following the shooting incident.
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2Police say a lone gunman followed the victim to his car and shot him at close range in the head before escaping without stealing anything from him. Police say they are yet to know the motive of the shooting.
SEE ALSO :Failed arrest fuels Kinoti, EACC warA team of detectives who visited the scene were informed the victim had left prayers at a nearby mosque and was leaving for his house when he was attacked. He was walking to his car when a gunman who had been waiting at the entrance of the facility pursued him. The gunman jumped onto a waiting motorcycle that was waiting. Nairobi deputy police boss Richard Kerich said they are investigating the motive and those behind the incident. “The victim is in hospital but with injuries in the head. We don’t know the motive of the incident,” he said.
SEE ALSO :DPP loses bid to eject NLC boss SwazuriA family spokesman said Mkutar had complained of threats to his life to police. He shared his statement in which he named possible suspects behind the threats with his lawyers. A strange number that had originated Dubai called him saying he should take care of his life over issues he has been handling in the past at the County. Mkutar had been sacked by the former Garissa County administration and moved to court where he was awarded Sh50 million for wrongful sacking.