Equity Bank customer and two guards were stabbed and seriously injured in an attack inside a bank in Nairobi West. The attacker who stabbed the customer and the two guards at the bank was shot and seriously wounded by police who were guarding the Equity Bank, Nairobi West Branch. He was shot inside the causing a lot of panic followed by chaos.
The man who was middle aged was rushed to the hospital in critical condition to fight for his life”, police said.
The police have promised the people that the motive of the attack is yet to be known as the man was alone during the attack. But Langata police boss Monica Kimani who arrived at the crime scene. Said preliminary findings show he wanted money from the bank.
“He says he wanted money from the bank. We don’tknow if he wasalone for now”, she said. Police said that the suspect was targeting some money that was being delivered. by G4S personnel at the bank on Ghandi Avenue. Few minutes ago before the crime was committed. Kimani said they were reviewing CCTV footage in the bank to establish if he was walking alone or in the company of others. He had gone straight to the managers operations office where the guard tried to stop him because the protocol must be followed.
The man then reached for a knife and stabbed him in the leg. Later attacked a second one before hitting a customer who was innocent.
The police boss said the assailant had reached the manager’s office and threatened her while demanding money. He was shot in the bank by police. The attack comes in the wake of increased deployment of undercover detectives in the city. As police take steps to arrest criminal gangs that regroup after the general election. There has been an increase in violent crimes in parts of the city as gangs attack for valuables and cash. Police advise victims to cooperate with the attackers for their own safety