KNA One police officer and a civilian died on the spot while another one escaped unhurt after some unknown assailants sprayed the car they were travelling in with bullets in Kathome area, in Machakos.
Confirming the incident, Machakos County Commissioner John Ondego said the three were on board a Honda Fit vehicle when the unfortunate ordeal occurred.
He said that the assailants trailed the three from the nearby Kyumbi shopping center, along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway where they blocked their car on reaching the scene of crime.
“One of the departed is our police officer based in Mwala and it appears they were being followed from behind. We do not know the motive behind the attack, “said Ondego.
The county commissioner said the two who died on the spot included the car’s driver and a passenger in the front seat.
“The driver and the co-driver succumbed to 18 gunshot wounds while the one seated on the back seat escaped unhurt,” said Ondego.
The bodies were moved to the Machakos Level Referral hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem study while the wreckage of the vehicle was towed to the Machakos Police station.
Ondego condemned the incident adding that investigations into the matter had commenced.