MOMBASA: A prominent Kenyan businessman was shot dead in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa late Friday, police and eyewitnesses said.
The murder of transport magnate Shahid Bhat, which occurred along a road near Mombasa’s airport, comes amid mounting insecurity in the coastal region.
“The gunmen shot at him as he was driving along the road, and as they escaped they shot at another pick-up vehicle, wounding a child,” Mombasa county police commander Robert Kitur told AFP.
Bhat was the owner of a bus and transport company that runs a fleet of buses across East Africa.
Police said the motive of the attack was unclear.