A commercial photographer was on Wednesday killed by thugs as his wife watched in Maziwa estate Kitale.
Dennis Otieno in his late 20s was shot thrice and killed by two men reportedly armed with AK-47 assault rifle and a panga.
Otieno’s wife Winnie Atieno was drawing water from a tap inside a compound they are living when the three men confronted her and ordered her to lead them to their room.
Otieno who had sensed danger unsuccessfully tried to restrain the thugs from entering the bedroom using a wooden sofa-set.
Speaking to eDaily, Atieno said the men shot her husband on the head and neck at close range before ransacking the house looking for valuable items.
“I was outside the house drawing water when the men riding on a motorcycle alighted and walked to where and ordered me to lead them to the house. Inside the house they warmed me and my sister in-law against screaming as they attacked my husband,” said Atieno of the 11pm incident.
Atieno who is expectant said the men also slapped her and her sister in-law before taking away their mobile phones and TV set.
“I suspect that this is a planned assassination on because I could identify one of the men as a close friend to my husband,” Atieno revealed.
County police commander Mrs. Lillian Okembo who spoke on phone said investigation has been launched to establish the motive of the killing.
“We are probing the killing and are asking any member of the public with information in connection with incident to provide to us,” she urged.