Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched investigations into an incident in which a man was shot in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate by a robber who was on the run. In an undated viral video on social media, the victim was one of the onlookers who were witnessing a botched robbery on the 14th street in Eastleigh.
In what looks like a scuffle between the robbers and their target, locals are seen getting out of shops to witness what was going on but whenever they heard gunshots they would run back into the shops. Upon realising it was not possible to rob their target, the suspects took off on a boda boda, during which some people who were standing outside one of the shops started shouting at the robber. It is at that point that the criminal took out his gun and fired at the crowd injuring a man as the other members of the public ran into the shop. The victim fell on the floor oozing blood.
The incident came barely days after another man lost over KSh 800,000 to robbers in a broad daylight robbery. Hassan Abdullahi Hussein had withdrawn the money from Absa Bank along 1st Avenue in Eastleigh on Monday, June 15, at around 1.20pm and carried it in a bag. He was waylaid outside the bank by robbers who were riding on a boda boda near Garissa Lodge.