gabrielle maina, hillcrest principal
Principal Hillcrest School, Gabrielle Maina

Hillcrest School Principal, Gabrielle Maina died of a gun shot wound on the neck, collapsed lungs and internal bleeding, Pathologist Johansen Oduor has said.

Ms Maina was shot on Miotoni Road in Karen on Thursday morning after dropping off her son at a friend’s place.

The school’s Board of Governors through its Chairman Bob Kikuyu said: “It is with great sadness and shock that we are writing to let you know that Gabrielle Maina has been tragically killed whilst out walking this morning.

“We cannot give more details at this time as police are investigating this criminal act.”

Cunningham Suiyanka, Karen police commander said the deceased was shot on the neck.

“We suspect the killers were on a motorbike because people heard the sound of a motorbike immediately after the shooting,” Mr Suiyanka told the Nation.

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“She had a wrist watch and a wedding ring which is quite expensive,” he added.

“We didn’t find a mobile phone on her but we don’t know if she was carrying one in the first place.”

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