Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have opened a probe into the murder of Kenyan journalist Betty Barasa.
Betty, who worked as a senior video editor at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), was shot dead by gunmen at her home in Ololua area, Ngong’ on Wednesday evening.
She was allegedly accosted by three gunmen armed with AK47 rifles at her gate as she returned home from work. The criminals then led her into the house where they held her family hostage and demanded money.
Two armed thugs took Betty upstairs and left the accomplice keeping an eye on the other family members in the sitting room.
Shortly after, the family heard two gunshots coming from upstairs before the gunmen came back downstairs, picked Betty’s laptop and phone, and left the compound.
Betty’s lifeless body was found lying on the ground in a pool of blood.