Postmortem report shows how trader was killed at farm

Francis Michuki, the son of former Internal Security Minister the late John Michuki (facing camera) confers with two unidentified men on March 6, 2022 when the head of investigations at the DDCI John Gachomo and other detectives visited the scene where Sudhir Shah was gunned down. [Gitau Wanyoike, Standard]

A businessman attacked last week at a farm he co-owned with the family of late Cabinet minister John Michuki died from a single shot.

According to autopsy report, the bullet hit Mr Sudhir Shah in the chest and went out through his lower back, injuring the right lung and causing internal bleeding.

The Chief government Pathologist Johansen Oduor conducted the postmortem yesterday at the Mary Help Funeral Home in Thika.

The 66-year-old was attacked by two people riding on a motorcycle near the Ndarugo Plantation in Juja, Kiambu County, on Saturday.

He was a director at the Ndarugo Plantation 1960 Ltd.

Head of investigations at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Mr John Gachomo said Mr Shah was in the company of eight people, including another plantation director, when the incident happened. Mr Gachomo said the attackers laid the ambush just after a meeting inside the plantation.

Mr Shah was shot as a police officer who was accompanying the plantation directors engaged the attackers in a gunfight.