A senior officer with the National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS) was shot dead by unknown gunmen Sunday evening in Bondeni area Mombasa.
According to the Coast deputy Provincial Police Officer Kipkosgei Barmao, three armed men reportedly blocked the slain officer's car as he was driving from a wedding ceremony at about 8 pm and shot him nine times before escaping.
Barmao said the officer identified as Ali Abouth was rushed to the Mombasa hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
He said nine spent cartridges which were recovered from the scene of the crime and taken to the ballistic experts for examination and testing.
The police boss said although no suspects have been arrested, police had launched investigations into the brutal murder.
Reacting to the incident, nominated MP Sheikh Mohamed Dor and a senior Muslim cleric sheikh Shariff Khitamy of the supreme council of Kenya Muslims have asked the government to beef up security especially along the porous border.
The two leaders attributed the sporadic crime activities in the region to the proliferation of illicit arms into the country and asked the security apparatus to seal the porous borders.