In Summary
  • Two gangsters attacked the bodyguard's home, asking for money.
  • They shot the bodyguard and his father, killing the older man.
  • They also injured the bodyguard's wife.

Kiambu Deputy Governor Dr James Nyoro’s bodyguard was shot and injured and his father killed during a robbery on Saturday night.

Mr John Mungai, 27, an officer from the General Service Unit, is recuperating at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.


Mr Mungai and his father Stephen Mburu, 67, returned to their home in Kamuguga Village, Kabete, at around 8pm.

As Mr Mungai was parking his car and Mr Mburu was closing the gate, two gangsters forced their way into the compound, the family said. One was brandishing a pistol.

The criminals demanded money and mobile phones.

Mr Mungai’s mother Lucy Wairimu said she and her daughter-in-law were inside the house when they overheard a conversation outside that degenerated into a commotion.

Ms Wairimu overheard the gang demanding that Mr Mungai surrender his firearm but he responded that he did not have it.


Unhappy with the amount of money they got from the two men, the thugs ordered that they be taken to the house where they hoped to get more cash and valuables.

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