- The man was talking to a woman before he was attacked by two thugs.
- He pulled out his gun and fired at the thugs but he missed the target and killed a security guard.
- The guard died on spot and was rushed to City Mortuary pending an autopsy report.
KENYA :Police are investigating an incident where a security guard manning a premise was killed in a shooting incident on Moi Avenue.
As captured on CCTV footage, the shooting incident occurred after the man was accosted by three thugs while having a conversation with a lady on the avenue.
The man pulled out his gun and fired at the three thugs, who had started running away after seeing the gun, but he missed the target and reports say he, unfortunately, hit a security guard on the head. The guard reportedly died on spot.
Coincidentally, a civilian passing by was unfortunately hit by a “stray bullet” during the incident.
The victim was rushed to the hospital with police promising to investigate the matter and prosecute anyone suspected to have committed an offence.
The body of the guard has been reportedly taken to City Mortuary awaiting an autopsy report as police continue with investigations.
The incident sparked commotion along the avenue as Kenyans gathered to get a glimpse of the horrific incident.
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Sources have told K24 Digital that the man was taken by police officers to Central Police Station where he was still being interrogated by the time of publishing this story.
Reports also indicate that the man is a popular Kenyan actor Ainea Ojiambo and that the thugs wanted to snatch his chain, allegedly made of gold. He is best known for films including The Constant Gardener, Bullion and Jack Zollo: My Life in Crime.
According to two eyewitnesses who feared for their identity, the Makutano actor was attacked by two unidentified men, who tried snatching jewelry from his neck. An action that prompted him to draw his hand-gun, and fire two shots. One hitting a security guard manning a nearby store in the eye, spilling his brains out on the pavement.
A spot check into previous online reports, members of the public had identified the shooter but did not put a name to his face. With some claiming, he (Ainea) was Big Ted. The Big Ted speculations were rife, prompting one of his allies, blogger Dennis Itumbi, to dismiss reports of Ted’s involvement in the fatal incident.
IGNORE the rumours on Big Ted, @tedkwaka is a responsible citizen. He has NOT shot anyone. He is actually shocked by the rumour, ametulia tu.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) April 30, 2021
Mr. Ojiambo is a licensed gun holder with an elite security training.
In March last year, the actor attended an intense combat training course with a private military contractor. The vigorous drilling by European Security Academy took place between 24th February and 1st March 2020.
The police have launched investigations and are looking into the matter.
In September 2019, the actor’s love for gold and flashy jewelry led him to scammers an incident that made him lose thousands of shillings, after purchasing a fake gold chain.
”I was able to walk around with the gold chain during the day, people thought I was macho. Then one morning I said let me shower with the chain,” he said in 2019, preempting the eventual tragic conclusion that it was fake.
‘The Constant Gardener’ (2005) ,2010’s ‘The First Grader’, ‘Nairobi Half Life’, ‘After the Harvest II’, ‘Jack Zollo: My Life in Crime’ and Makutano Junction are some of the prominent works Mr. Ojiambo is featured in.