The suspect of yesterday’s car bombing incident in Bungoma that was gunned down today is an ex-GSU officer, it has been revealed.
This is after his personal documents were recovered from the scene of shooting in front of the Kenya Power offices in Bungoma.
According to the police, the 26 year-old man had accessed the premise of an Asian family in Bungoma, robbed them of cash before bombing their car using an improvised explosive devise.
However, his lucky escape was short lived as the police stayed on his heels until they caught up with him 23 hours later.
Victor Lubakaya Nganga, the same names that appeared on his recovered ID and NHIF card from the scene of shooting, was born in Bungoma North District but been a resident of Bungoma South District.
Records show he hails from Ndengelwa village, Bukembe Location in Kanduyi Constituency.
He acquired his ID card on 11th April, 2013 at the age of 19.
According to a Facebook account associated with his name, the suspect went to Friends School Kimugui Boys before joining the police service, if the photos on that account is anything to go with.
The man is believed to have operated with six mobile phone SIM cards before he met his death while while coming from a drinking joint in town.
Sources privy to the unfolding indicate that the man was also plotting to rob a Wines and Spirits joint in town by taking advantage of the ongoing curfew that was declared by President Uhuru Kenyatta to combat the spread of COVID-19 virus.
Police believe that the suspect must have abandoned his service job some time ago. The claims could be backed up by the Facebook account’s update on 13 November, 2018 at 20.47 as “Retirement at Fort Jesus, Mombasa”.
A check on his photo gallery reveals a man who has trained with the National Youth Service as well as the Kenya Police. One of his photos shows him putting on a red beret that is synonymous with the fanya fujo uone boys.