Two people Friday evening died on the spot after their vehicle was sprayed with bullets by unknown gunmen at Kathome area along Machakos – Kyumbi road.
Confirming the incident, Machakos County Commissioner John Ondengo said the that gun shots were heard by residents and when the police arrived at the scene they found that two people one civilian and a police officer had been shot dead by unknown people.
He said that the car that the deceased were driving had three occupants in it but two were shot dead while the other one who was seated on the back of the car got injuries and is receiving treatment at Machakos level 5.
“We are here at Kyemutheke with the county and sub county security team, what has happened here is that there are people who have been shot dead and one of them is our police officer from Mwala. The car that was shot at had three occupants but the third person was saved,” he said.
The country commander further noted that the reason for the people to be shot was not known and the police launched investigations on the matter. Police suspect that the gunmen could have been railing the car which was coming from Nairobi to Machakos.
Bodies of the dead have taken to Machakos level 5.