The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has revealed the identity of a robber who attempted to stage a money heist at Nairobi West's Equity bank branch on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
DCI said Boniface Ouma, 29, stormed the banking hall mid-morning after severely stabbing a guard on his back.
"The guard from BM security was on routine duty conducting security checks on unsuspecting customers when the man descended on his back with the sharp object," said the DCI.
The attacker went ahead to stab another man waiting to be served by a teller before he charged at the female operations manager and demanded money while pointing the knife drenched in human blood at her.
The shocked manager raised an alarm, attracting the attention of police officers stationed at the bank overseeing the delivery of a cash consignment. The officers responded quickly and ordered the man to drop the knife, but the attacker defied the orders.
Then, one of the officers opened fire and shot him in his right arm.
The attack victims whose bodies bore knife injuries were rushed to the Nairobi West hospital, where they were attended to in fair condition.
Meanwhile, the suspect was rushed to Mbagathi hospital, where he was admitted under a round-the-clock guard.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.