Police identify thugs who shot dead two M-Pesa attendants at Adams Arcade

A CCTV image of a suspect behind last weekend’s shooting of two traders at Adams Arcade.

A CCTV image of a suspect behind last weekend’s shooting of two traders at Adams Arcade.

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Detectives have unmasked the identity of a suspect behind last weekend’s shooting of two traders at Adams Arcade shopping centre, Nairobi.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), in a statement, said they have since launched a manhunt for the gang member who shot two M-Pesa attenders.

The detectives on Thursday released a CCTV of the suspect who was caught on camera orchestrating a crime in an M-Pesa shop and is asking the public to help find him.

The suspect's face was captured on the CCTV footage as he terrorised a woman during a robbery incident.

According to DCI, the suspect is believed to be one of the thugs targeting M-Pesa shops in Nairobi and its environs.

“The thug is part of a wider armed and dangerous gang that staged an attack at M-Pesa shops located at Adams market. Two people were shot dead in the Saturday incident,” DCI said in a tweet.

In a CCTV footage obtained by the detectives and shared on social media, the man could be seen buying a bottle of water from the premise.

Shortly, he then distracts the M-Pesa attendant after she looks aside, he then grabs a phone that was lying on the counter before fleeing after he was confronted.

The footage then shows the M-Pesa attendant with her colleague opening the shop door running after the suspect.

Police identified the victims as Gathoni Maina, 53, who was an M-Pesa attendant and 50-year-old Githinji Gitau who was responding to the screams from the woman.

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