Police in Nairobi have launched a search for a gang that shot and robbed a man Sh1.1 million on Wednesday.
The victim is said to have withdrawn the money from a bank in Donholm before boarding a public service vehicle and alighted at Taj Mall in Embakasi.
He then boarded a boda-boda to Cabanas on Mombasa Road for a transaction but he was intercepted by a gang riding on a motorcycle.
A scuffle ensued between the victim and the gang before they shot him in the groin and made away with the money. It is believed that the assailants had trailed him from the bank.
“As he was crossing the road, he was confronted by armed men riding on a motorbike. They demanded the bag containing the cash but he resisted, prompting the shooting. We are looking for the rider who dropped him at the scene for interrogation,” a police officer said.
Confirming the incident, Embakasi Sub-County Police Commander John Nyamu said police are in pursuit of the robbers.
“We want to know how they knew he went for the money. The gang is on the run but we will get them,” Nyamu said.
The victim was admitted to a city hospital with a gunshot wound.