A senior administrator at Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is currently behind bars after police arrested him for shooting at a woman inside a night club in Mombasa on the night of Saturday, May 23.
According to articles by some local Kenyan media, the unidentified top KRA administrator was in the company of the woman at the booze joint in contravention of the dusk-to-dawn curfew, and the closure order for all bars and clubs.
Speaking to the press, an investigator handling the case noted that the police had launched investigations into the circumstances under which the shooting occurred.
“We understand the suspect is a KRA official and want to establish what exactly happened,” Mombasa County Criminal Investigations Officer Anthony Muriithi said.
He also disclosed that the KRA officer’s firearm was also confiscated following the horrific incident.
The injured woman was rushed to Jocham Hospital where she is currently receiving treatment as detectives launch investigations into among other things the opening of the club during restricted hours.
The KRA official had reportedly been transferred from Western Kenya and posted to the KRA’s Customs and Border Control, Kilindini Shed 5 Station.
The shooting incident that took place at the Makupa area of Mombasa County, joins the long list of recent gender assault cases since the curfew was declared with more cases involving government officials and lawmakers brazenly defying Coronavirus containment measures.
Speaking three weeks ago, Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dado said over 1,000 people had by the month of April been arrested.
The arrests were reported in 38 counties and included civilians, police officers, and even members of the Kenya Defence Forces soldiers.