A Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist was yesterday evening shot by armed gunmen at her home in Ololua area, Ngong.
Betty Barasa, a senior video editor at the State broadcaster, was met by a gang that was waiting at the entrance of her gate who forced their way into the compound as she returned home from work.
The three gunmen, two of whom are said to have been armed with AK47 rifles, led Barasa into the house where they held her family hostage and demanded money.
Two of the gang members are then said to have led the journalist upstairs while the third remained to keep an eye on the other family members.
The family recalls hearing at least two gunshots coming from upstairs afterward, before the two gunmen came back down the stairs.
The thugs then picked Barasa’s laptop and phone and left the compound.
Police said they are yet to make an arrest or know the motive of the killing.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have since been dispatched to the scene to probe the crime.
The body was moved to Montenzuma Funeral Home.