According to the doctor’s father, his son was called by the thugs who posed as patients and pleaded for his help in the middle of the night.
The doctor left his house and rushed to the clinic to tend to the thugs masquerading as patients. When the landlord opened the gate for him to park his vehicle, he found the thugs waiting for him and he ushered them into the consultation room without knowing that they were not patients.
The thugs reportedly attacked the doctor with knives, stabbing him several times before fleeing the premises and leaving him for the dead.
“They left my son with serious wounds and stole his phone,” the father told kenyagist.com.
When the family called his phone, a person on the other end of the line told them he found the mobile device in Juja and promised to return it.
The doctor’s father reached out to the person with the mobile phone but their plan to meet did not materialise after the phone was switched off.
“I went to the DCI and we were to go with them where I had planned to meet the person with my son’s phone, but he did not show up, and when I called the phone again, it was off.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) based in Juja are pursuing leads that could lead to the arrest of the culprits.
The detectives say they have already reached out to a telecommunications company to obtain the data required to track the mobile phone.
The doctor’s murder comes amid concerns over the rise in crime in Nairobi, Kiambu and Meru. Data from the Economic Survey 2020 released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) showed that these areas had recorded high crime rates.
Chapter 17 of the 418-page document covering governance, peace and security revealed that there was a 5.8% increase in crimes reported to the police in 2019, rising to 93,411 from 88,268 in 2018.
Nairobi City, Kiambu, Meru, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisii, Machakos, and Murangâ€™a registered the highest number of reported criminal cases and together account for a staggering 41.9% of all crimes reported in the country during the review period.