A man in his early 40s was on Wednesday 23, 2022 brutally murdered by an unknown assailant at his family home in Kabuti village, Kirinyaga County.

According to police, Stephen Kariuki was shot 5 times by a motorcycle-riding lone gunman Wednesday afternoon 23, November 2022 while taking tea.

Stephen was shot dead in the company of his family and friends enjoying a cup of tea at around 1 pm.

Kariuki was shot three times in the chest and twice in the other part of his body. According to police, the assailant comfortably walked into the sitting room which is said to be Kariuki’s family home, and killed him. He was putting on a motorcycle helmet and therefore his identity is yet to be revealed.

Immediately after committing the crime, the suspect fled using his motorcycle. According to Guchugu DCI boss Millicent Ochuka, Kariuki’s kin were warned against raising alarm by the gunman else they too would get shot.

It is believed that the suspect followed the deceased from Nairobi after he left to attend a family event in Kirinyaga.

After the incident, Kariuki was rushed to Kerugoya Referral Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body has since been moved to Kibugi Funeral Home awaiting postmortem.