Old, rusty spent shell on black concrete [Photo: Shutterstock]

Police are investigating an incident where businessman Gacheche Karuga was shot dead by unknown attackers on Monday evening.

Karuga, who ran Shell petrol station among other businesses, was shot at least three times outside Keringet Hotel along the Bungoma-Mumias Road.

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Witnesses said the attackers, who were on a motorbike, demanded that Karuga hand them the money he had been collected from one of the shops, but he rushed to his car and shut the windows.

Commander Wilson Nanga said the culprits who were armed with a rifle fled towards Muslim located within Bungoma town.