Nairobi County Transitional Authority Coordinator was Monday morning shot dead in cold blood in an attack near his residence in Tena estate, Nairobi.Police and witnesses say Eliud Baraza was walking from his residence at about 6 am when he was confronted by gunmen who demanded that he surrenders valuables he was carrying.
According to Buruburu police boss Hassan Barua, Mr Baraza was walking to where his driver was waiting for him when three gunmen who were waiting for him struck.
By the time the driver also arrived at the scene, the gang had shot him and grabbed a bag he had and drove off.
“It seems these are gunmen who knew him well and were waiting for him with a mission. There seems to have been a confrontation between the gang and the deceased before they shot him and escaped with whatever he had,” said Barua.
He added they are yet to know the nature of the valuables that he was carrying at the time of the attack. Barua said the driver had recorded a statement over the attack.
The police boss said they are yet to know the motive of the attack and that a major hunt on the killers was ongoing.
The Transitional Authority created the new positions in the devolved government structure, and the deceased was one of the officers appointed as transition co-ordinator in February this year for the Nairobi County.
The officials were drawn from the central government and local authorities, and were expected to set up key county structures to jumpstart the devolved government system. - Source Standard Media