Nairobi radio station petrol bombed
Hooded men attacked a Christian radio station in Nairobi last night shooting dead a guard and leaving the studio partly burnt from a petrol bomb.
Two people were seriously injured and were rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital. They both suffered gun shot wounds.
The programme’s presenter Damian Moses Ndimbo escaped with a bullet grazing his finger after he fought off one of the attackers.
“He was pointing a pistol at my head and when he cocked I knew I had to fight for my life. I deflected his hand just as he pressed the trigger. I then kicked him, he fell down and I ran back inside shouting. The station technician sensed danger and switched off the lights,” Ndimbo told Nationmedia.com.
Ndimbo said the attackers followed him inside but could not trace them with the lights off. “They then went to the main studio and switched us off air,” he added.
The gang of four had shot two night guards to gain entry into the church compound and were busy splashing petrol onto the reception area when the presenter showed up on his way home.
The Nairobi fire brigade were called in to put off fire at the scene.
Police officer John Ngare, in charge of operations at Kilimani police station said a pistol has been recovered at the scene.
Mr Ngare said that the attackers appeared to have carried two jerricans of a liquid which they used to set the building ablaze. Police are still carrying out investigations.
The station’s reception area has been badly damaged with burnt furniture strewn all over. However, the fire did not get to the main studio.
*Nation has done such a good brief on it that there is no need for me to rehash the story. If I get any new angles to it, I sure will do something about it. As for the photos, my camera is off-duty…if I get them by any other means, you sure will have them here too.
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