By Simiyu Simiyu
“The gunmen did not take anything from him.”
The police are hunting the killers of a rugby player in Nairobi.
James Kilonzo, who played for KCB before meeting his death was on Monday night shot dead by unknown people in Santon area, Kasarani in Nairobi County.
However, the gunmen took nothing from him, reason why the police are yet to establish the motive of the killing.
Speaking to the media, Kasarani OCPD Robinson Mboloi said Mr Kilonzo was ambushed by two armed men who shot him and fled.
“It was around 8.30pm and the player was walking to his house when these two people shot him and escaped on foot,” Mr Mboloi said.
The 23 year old player was rushed to St Francis Community Hospital but died while undergoing treatment.
The Kasarani Police boss said the police are persuing his killers.
His club, KCB Rugby, announced the tragedy on their social media platforms and eulogized the player as a promising rugby star.
The Kenyan rugby fraternity mourned the death of the KCB centee, who propelled the bankers to Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup victories last season.
Early this month, Kilonzo, nicknamed as Jay Mulla, was named man-of-the-tour when KCB visited South Africa.
KCB Secretary John Ojara and Kenya Rugby Union’s communications and media manager Michael Kwambo said rugby has been robbed of yet another great talent.
In January this year, Homeboyz prop Andrew Wekesa was attacked and stabbed to death by thugs in Mlolongo.
Last December, Nondescripts RFC centre Oegto Gecheo succumbed to a nasty injury sustained during their Kenya Cup match against Strathmore Leos.