A woman who rescued a rider fleeing from armed thugs in Igembe, Meru county, was shot on her left leg as the thugs sought to know where the man had disappeared to.
The victim who refused to reveal the hideout of the rider who was hiding under a bed in her house, was rushed to a local hospital in Meru county for medical treatment.
Eliphas Mutwiri, a boda boda rider at Laare market in Igembe, was carrying two pillion passengers to Joune market before one of them produced a pistol and told him to stop the motorbike.
A rogue Mutwiri refused and a commotion ensued between them as he attempt to disarm the gangster, who had grabbed the motorbike’s ignition key.
During melee, the firearm fired one round making Mutwiri to abandon the motorbike within a twinkle of an eye with the gangsters still onboard, and fled.
As the gangsters surrounded the bike, Mutwiri rain for his dear life inside the lady's residential house where he was hidden under the bed.
The happy gangsters who had no interest in the bike, raided the woman’s house few minutes baying for the victim’s blood. When the lady refused, the gangsters shot her on her legs as they escaped.
Following the lady’s report, a helpless Mutwiri crept out of the house together with the residents rushed her to the hospital.
Police are tracing for the two suspects who are still at large.
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