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Former Moyale MP Philip Godana shot dead at his Syokimau home

By Cyrus Ombati | February 14th 2015

Former Moyale MP Philip Godana was Saturday morning shot dead in a robbery at his Syokimau home, Machakos County.

Police say four gunmen raided the home at about 2am as the former MP and his family slept and shot him dead following a struggle.

According to officers on the ground, the attackers were out to rob the family and fired gunshots when they met resistance.

Godana is husband of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioner Kule Galma.

Tension was high in Syokimau on Saturday morning as residents gathered ready to stage a protest over increased insecurity.

Top police officers led by Machakos County Commander Gideon Amalla visited the home Saturday morning following reports of the death.

“I extend my condolence to the family, relatives and friends of late Phillip Galma Godana, former Member of Parliament for Moyale constituency. May God rest his soul in peace and give the family strength during this difficult time,” said Marsabit Governor Ukur Yatanni.

Yatanni appealed to the government to bring the culprits to book.

The incident comes in the wake of rampant insecurity in the neighbouring Nairobi County. Last Saturday, Kabete MP George Muchai, his two bodyguards and a driver were shot dead in Nairobi Central Business District in an incident that has left the country in shock.

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