Officers Investigate The Murder Of Sudhir Shah By A Gang On Motorbikes In Thika

Mr Shah fell at the hands of mysterious assassins, his escort, an armed police officer is now under probe, his gun having been confiscated with growing fears that he could have been compromised

By The Weekly Vision Online

 Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have launched investigations into how one of the directors of a land-buying company, Ndarugo Plantation 1960 Limited Mr Sudhir Shah was murdered in broad daylight despite having an armed police escort.

The assassination kicked up a fresh storm with members of the Hindu and Sikh communities challenging the police to guarantee them their security.

Mr Shah fell at the hands of mysterious assassins, his escort, an armed police officer is now under probe his gun having been confiscated with growing fears that he could have been compromised. The policeman did not react when the man he was supposed to be protecting from harm was attacked by the killers who were on a motorbike; they sprayed him with bullets before speeding off.

Mr Shah was among nine directors of Ndarugo Plantation 1960 Limited who were visiting the farm, he was shot in the chest and died on the spot

 Shah was among nine directors of Ndarugo Plantation 1960 Limited who were visiting the farm, he was shot in the chest and died on the spot. A police bodyguard attached to a son of former minister John Michuki was among the escorts attached to the directors. He was armed with a pistol at the time of the incident. A team of detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has taken over the probe.

The officer said he stepped back and fired at them eight times, curiously he did not hit any of them. Police say they did not recover any spent cartridges on the scene, suggesting it was a professional hit.

Over the years, land ownership wrangles in Kenya have seen several directors being gunned down. At the Mbo Ya Kamiti and Embakasi Land Ranching, for example, several directors have been shot and killed. The murder cases remain unresolved with police failing to make any headway in investigations.

Last year in Kiambu a forest conservationist M/S Joan Stuchburry was gunned down at her home by killers who breached the fence. A furious President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to track down and punish the killers of the British born conservator who lived alone. But more than 8 months later no suspect has been arrested in the case.

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