UoN Missing Following Estate Shootout
According to witnesses who spoke to The Standard, a shootout was witnessed at Mihango a short distance from Kona Mbaya. In their reveal, the eyewitnesses said that a young man was shot during the shooting exchange.
Following the shooting incident, the witnesses revealed that the man’s body was thrown into a vehicle which then sped off.
Waiti’s father (the missing man’s father) Mr Kennedy Avomba said that he found out that the vehicle which carried the body was assigned to Kayole Police Station.
“I inquired around the area and a few people who saw the incident told me that its police officers attached to Kayole Police Station who had shot a young man, thrown him into their vehicle’s trunk and sped off,” said the deceased’s dad.
Kayole Police Station Police on their part said that they had received a report regarding Waiti and that they are conducting an investigation on the same.
When Mr Kennedy inquired regarding information that the vehicle used in fleeing with the body was from the same police station, he was told that officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had taken charge of the issue.
Kayole Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Paul Wambugu said that DCI officers were also using the information regarding the involvement of a police vehicle as a possible lead to uncovering the unsolved matter of the missing Waiti.
According to the deceased’s father, his 24-year-old son had elected to stay at home in order to prepare for examinations. The rest of the family had travelled upcountry for the December holiday.
The deceased Waiti was ongoing with his education as a fourth year at the University of Nairobi where he was pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
“My son and I agreed that when he completes his examinations, he would go upcountry and spend some time with the people there,” added Waiti’s father with tears filling his eyes.
He added that his boy’s phone went unanswered after which the family urged neighbours to break the door and find out what was the problem.
“When the neighbours got to the house they found the television on with his phone and laptop on the table,” said Waiti’s father.
Following the report from the neighbours, the family decided to halt their holiday celebrations and travel back to Nairobi City to try and trace their son dead or alive.