One person was shot dead on Sunday evening when robbers attacked Mountain Mall, along Thika Road.
Reports indicate that the robbers shot a security guard as they targetted the Naivas supermarket located in the mall. Kasarani DCIO Jack Owino has confirmed the incident.
Owino noted that the robbers made away with an unknown amount of money.
The security guard has been identified as Wycliffe Waweru, who works with Texas Security Company. He was shot at around 8:30 pm.
Delano Kiilu, Secretary-General of Protective and Safety Association of Kenya, commented on the incident and stated that Waweru was attempting to stop the thugs before shooting him twice.
“He tried to stop the men upon which the thugs drew firearms and shot him in the chest and head, killing the security officer instantly,” said Kiilu.
According to eyewitnesses, the guard was shot in the head and chest.
Police are pursuing the thugs who escaped after the shooting as they also wait to retrieve CCTV footage to identify the thugs.
Notably, this is not the first time the mall has witnessed a robbery attack. In 2017, three people were caught on camera robbing the supermarket at gunpoint.
They made away with an unknown amount of money. Police have never made any arrests since the incident.