Stephen Kariuki a man based in Nairobi was on Wednesday shot to dead by unknown assailant at his home at Karuti village in Kirinyaga County .
A lone gunman sprayed bullets on Kariuki, 41 as his family watched in shock.
It was around 1:00 pm when the incident happened.
Stephen was shot five times and after the attack, the gunman escaped leaving the victim seriously wounded.
The family rushed Kariuki to Kerugoya Referral Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
Mr Kariuki is said to have left Nairobi to his rural home in a fielder Toyota car and arrived home safely.
But as he was taking tea with his family, the gunman stormed into the main house while cocking his pistol.
The unknown assailant warned Mr Kariuki’s family against raising alarm saying his target was only on Kariuki.
It was then that the assailant pumped bullets into the trader’s chest, sending him to the ground as family members watched in shock.
Kirinyaga East Sub-county Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Millicent Ochuka said after the beastly attack, the assailant took off without stealing anything from the trader.
Reasons as to why Kariuki was eliminated is yet to be established but the DCI said investigations into the case are underway.
” We would like to know why the trader who hails from this area was murdered,” she added.
Residents said they heard gunshots, three kilometres from the scene.
” I was at home when the sound of gunshots hit my ears and I was shocked. Later I learnt that a trader who works at the city had been killed,” one of the residents said.