Police have launched investigations into the gruesome murder of Sudhir Shah aged 66, a businessman and director of Ndarugo Plantations in Juja, Kiambu County that happened last Saturday.
Sudhir Shah, in the company of his colleagues, was on Saturday afternoon shot dead in unclear circumstances after touring the farm.
Shah was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital, according to a preliminary police investigation report, after being sprayed with bullets by two motorcycle gunmen.
Among those present during the attack was Francis Michuki, son to former Internal Security Minister John Michuki.
Michuki narrated how the gunmen struck as the deceased and other directors were coming from a meeting that had just concluded.
One of the gunmen proceeded to order everyone to lie down on the ground but the officer managed to slip away and took cover and engaged the gunmen in a shootout.
“The directors arrived at the said company and made some official discussions in the office for a while and later on left driving slowly outside the office compound and all stopped and parked their vehicles aside next to a coffee plantation close distance to the Thika Superhighway.
While conversing, they were accosted by two suspects who came riding on a motorcycle of unknown registration number,” read the Police Situation report.
Given that several other directors of the company were armed at the time of the incident, no one else fired back at the attackers despite the fact that they were dealing with a lone gunman.
Juja Sub-County Police Commander, Weitethie Police Station commanding officer, and officers from DCI Juja visited the scene of the incident and established that Shah was shot on the chest.
“He was rushed to Thika Central Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” read the Police Report.
Police officers recovered nine spent cartridges of 9mm callibre.
The officer attached to Michuki is reported to have spent 8 rounds of 9mm callibre from his Ceska Pistol.
Head of Investigations Bureau at the DCI headquarters John Gachomo yesterday led a team of detectives to revisit the crime scene as investigations commence.
“Investigations are ongoing to unearth what exactly transpired and to bring the suspects to face the law,” he told reporters.