Mumias Sugar Legal Officer was on Sunday night shot dead in cold blood at his home in Kakamega County.
Ronald Joseph Lubya, the legal manager and company secretary was shot in the head by three gunmen who were demanding documents and cash at his new Matungu home.
Lubya was with his wife when the gunmen attacked at around 10.30 pm, police said.
The criminals stole household goods and the family vehicle, a Toyota Harrier, which they used to escape in. Lubya, a seasoned lawyer for various companies had apparently received a call and got out of his house.
They gunmen are said to not have found money. They instead turned on to his wife and harassed her.
Western police commander Moses Ombati on Monday said the gang later loaded some stolen items onto the victims’ car and escaped. “We don’t know the motive but we have a team on the ground looking for them. He died on arrival at hospital while the wife is in stable condition,” said the police boss.
Lubya had apparently reported to the company security that his life was in danger. He claimed that some people wanted to harm or kill him over company transactions. He alleged that they were demanding money from him that he did not know anything about.