Friday, July 25, 2014

Kenya: Update--Details on Murder of 2nd Tourist Slain in Mombasa, Ugandan Companion Fighting for Life

According to http://www.the-star.co.ke, a German tourist, 28, was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon (July 24) and her Ugandan boyfriend, 33, seriously injured by unknown assailants in Mombasa.

The shooting occurred at 1730 hours local time.

The couple was confronted by two assailants, one armed with a pistol, who exited a building as they were walking down the street together. Without provocation, both were shot simultaneously.

From all indications the shooter discharged four rounds at the couple at close range, escaping on foot.

The Ugandan was seriously injured in the neck and rushed to Coast Provincial General Hospital in critical condition.

COMMENT: As mentioned earlier in the week, I strongly discourage foreigners from visiting Mombasa considering that terror cells are seemingly intent in driving tourists away.

For those whose foreigners who have ignored their countries' travel warnings, and not knowing when another tourist will be summarily shot and killed, I urge all foreigners to seriously review whether they should remain in Kenya.  

It was confirmed that no valuables were stolen from the couple, suggesting that the motive was to only inflict bodily harm.

The couple reportedly arrived on Thursday from Nairobi and had planned to stay in Mombasa two days and then proceed on to Malindi.

The victims were shot just meters from where a Russian tourist was shot and killed earlier in July.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.




A German tourist was on Thursday afternoon shot dead and her Ugandan boyfriend seriously wounded by unknown gunmen in old town area in Mombasa.
Police said the German lady aged 28 and her Ugandan boyfriend aged 33 were confronted by two people, one armed with a pistol, who emerged from a building as the victims were walking along the street and shot them at point blank. The lady was killed instantly
Reports from police said the lady was shot  with more than four bullets at close range by the gunmen who escaped on foot. The boyfriend was shot in the neck and rushed to Coast Provincial General Hospital in critical condition.
Nothing was stolen from the couple who had arrived today from Nairobi and were to stay in Mombasa for two days then proceed to Malindi.
Mombasa county commander Robert Kitur confirmed the 5:30pm shooting saying they are investigating the attack.
“We have received information of another unfortunate cold murder of a foreigner. But details remains scanty at this stage,” said Kitur.
The victim's body  was moved to a private hospital mortuary.
Kenya Association of Hotel-keepers and Caterer (KAHC), Coast branch Executive Officer Sam Ikwaye said that this was a major setback for the setback that had not revived due to insecurity threats in the country.
“This is yet another setback to the sector that has not yet revived due to insecurity threats in the country,” said Ikwaye
The tourist was shot just a few meters from where a Russian tourist was shot dead by gunmen a month ago.
Thirty-year-old Maria Tatyana was murdered as she was being shown around by a tour guide. No arrest has been made so far for the killers who are suspected to belong to local terror cells.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-179705/german-tourist-shot-dead-boyfriend-critically-injured-mlango-wa-papa-mombasa#sthash.F5GKrdo1.dpuf
A German tourist was on Thursday afternoon shot dead and her Ugandan boyfriend seriously wounded by unknown gunmen in old town area in Mombasa.
Police said the German lady aged 28 and her Ugandan boyfriend aged 33 were confronted by two people, one armed with a pistol, who emerged from a building as the victims were walking along the street and shot them at point blank. The lady was killed instantly
Reports from police said the lady was shot  with more than four bullets at close range by the gunmen who escaped on foot. The boyfriend was shot in the neck and rushed to Coast Provincial General Hospital in critical condition.
Nothing was stolen from the couple who had arrived today from Nairobi and were to stay in Mombasa for two days then proceed to Malindi.
Mombasa county commander Robert Kitur confirmed the 5:30pm shooting saying they are investigating the attack.
“We have received information of another unfortunate cold murder of a foreigner. But details remains scanty at this stage,” said Kitur.
The victim's body  was moved to a private hospital mortuary.
Kenya Association of Hotel-keepers and Caterer (KAHC), Coast branch Executive Officer Sam Ikwaye said that this was a major setback for the setback that had not revived due to insecurity threats in the country.
“This is yet another setback to the sector that has not yet revived due to insecurity threats in the country,” said Ikwaye
The tourist was shot just a few meters from where a Russian tourist was shot dead by gunmen a month ago.
Thirty-year-old Maria Tatyana was murdered as she was being shown around by a tour guide. No arrest has been made so far for the killers who are suspected to belong to local terror cells.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-179705/german-tourist-shot-dead-boyfriend-critically-injured-mlango-wa-papa-mombasa#sthash.hYgeySKO.dpuf
A German tourist was on Thursday afternoon shot dead and her Ugandan boyfriend seriously wounded by unknown gunmen in old town area in Mombasa.
Police said the German lady aged 28 and her Ugandan boyfriend aged 33 were confronted by two people, one armed with a pistol, who emerged from a building as the victims were walking along the street and shot them at point blank. The lady was killed instantly
Reports from police said the lady was shot  with more than four bullets at close range by the gunmen who escaped on foot. The boyfriend was shot in the neck and rushed to Coast Provincial General Hospital in critical condition.
Nothing was stolen from the couple who had arrived today from Nairobi and were to stay in Mombasa for two days then proceed to Malindi.
Mombasa county commander Robert Kitur confirmed the 5:30pm shooting saying they are investigating the attack.
“We have received information of another unfortunate cold murder of a foreigner. But details remains scanty at this stage,” said Kitur.
The victim's body  was moved to a private hospital mortuary.
Kenya Association of Hotel-keepers and Caterer (KAHC), Coast branch Executive Officer Sam Ikwaye said that this was a major setback for the setback that had not revived due to insecurity threats in the country.
“This is yet another setback to the sector that has not yet revived due to insecurity threats in the country,” said Ikwaye
The tourist was shot just a few meters from where a Russian tourist was shot dead by gunmen a month ago.
Thirty-year-old Maria Tatyana was murdered as she was being shown around by a tour guide. No arrest has been made so far for the killers who are suspected to belong to local terror cells.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-179705/german-tourist-shot-dead-boyfriend-critically-injured-mlango-wa-papa-mombasa#sthash.5UeH9xoe.dpuf