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KBC Video Editor Barasa shot dead

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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A Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Betty Barasa on Wednesday night killed by a gang in her Ngong home.

Police now say that a member of the gang who pulled the trigger made a call just after killing her.

“It seems someone was on a waiting call giving orders,” police said

Police who saw Barasa’s body said that she was shot twice in the head at close range.

And now the Police officers are citing a key witness who was hiding in the house as the gang of three terrorized her family.

“Sisi tumetimbua (we have killed her).”

The police are now questioning who the recipient of the phone call was and why was Barasa, a celebrated senior video editor and a mentor to many, killed?

According to colleagues Barasa, who is also a University lecturer in a city university left work at 7.30pm and arrived at about 8.30 at her Ngong home.

It is upon arrival and while waiting for the family gate to be opened that that she was accosted by a gang of three.

According to the Police, the three gang man were hiding at a neigbouring construction site.

“One of her children alongside the house help had come to open the gate, but immediately retreated after they saw the thugs. But the son screamed,” said a senior detective privy to the details of witnesses testimonials.

At this point, her husband who was in the house went out to check what was happening.

Then the thugs entered the house, with his wife, where they started making monetary demands.

“They ransacked the house but only found laptops and a few other electronics,” police said.

All this time, the thugs were restless since they had not found the house help and were worried, she would raise alarm on them.

Then came the moment when one thug escorted Barasa to upstairs of her Ololua house.

After a few minutes, her children and husband, who had at this point been taken to different rooms, heard two gunshots.

She was shot twice on the head and died instantly. Her body was taken to the Montezuma mortuary.

The motive of the killing is not yet established.

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