Tuesday, 23 March 2010
banker escaped death narrowly after gangsters in his vehicle engaged police in a shootout while he was locked in the car’s boot.
banker escaped death narrowly after gangsters in his vehicle engaged police in a shootout while he was locked in the car’s boot.Three carjackers who had seized Mr George Ng’ang’a outside his home in Kinoo, Nairobi, were killed. A fourth gangster fled.Mr Ng’ang’a sustained a fracture on his right leg and a cut on his thumb during the incident near Kabete Police Station, at midnight on Sunday.Police were chasing the car on Waiyaki Way when the driver lost control and crashed into a steel barrier on the roadside.The vehicle rolled several times, causing the boot open and Mr Ng’ang’a was thrown out, about 15 metres away.The gangsters continued to shoot as he lay in the shrubs on the roadside, thus his life was spared.Mr Ng’ang’a works at the I&M Bank on Kenyatta Avenue and is also pastor at the First Born Church in Kinoo.
He had left the city centre at around 9pm, and arrived home at 10.30pm. Before the watchman could open the gate, the gangsters emerged from the darkness.“I had hooted twice and was waiting to drive in once the gate was opened. Suddenly, I saw a man pointing a gun at me,” he said.“Two others forced my doors open. They pulled me out and forced me to lie on the ground.”The banker described the attackers as merciless, saying they stepped on him as he lay on his belly while emptying his pockets.They then threw him back into the car, forcing him to lie on the space between the back and front seats.As one of them drove, the others took the back seat, placing their feet on him as the vehicle sped off.His wife and neighbours had heard the commotion but they were not sure who had been carjacked.