A military doctor is in custody for allegedly firing at a boda boda rider who dropped off his daughter at their home in Syokimau, Machakos County on Thursday night.
Wycliffe Atendo, an online rider who operates in Nairobi, is said to have received a request from a client at Kimathi street in the CBD heading to White House estate, in Syokimau.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), after the rider completed the 20-kilometre journey he was met with hostility just as he was about to receive his payment.
A man, said to be the lady’s father, pounced on her and began battering the 21-year-old before turning to the rider and opening fire.
“The duo arrived at the agreed address and as the woman was about to pay him, a man quickly emerged from the gate and gave her a beating like a rented mule, before showing her into the compound,” stated the DCI statement on Friday.
“As the nduthi man pondered his next move, the enraged man whipped out a firearm and fired at him instead, making him flee the scene for dear life.”
The motorcyclist is then said to have reported the incident at Syokimau police station where the officers arrested the man and confiscated his weapon.
“They established that the man was a military doctor who was armed with a Glock pistol and 42 rounds of 9mm calibre,” read the statement.
DCI noted that the man was then handed to the military police where he is awaiting further action, in accordance with military discipline.