A warning shot was fired - KDF issues statement on shooting of bodaboda rider at Mtongwe Navy base

A warning shot was fired, he proceeded to main gate at high speed

KDF issues statement on shooting of 19-year-old Leonard Komora at Mtongwe Navy base

The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday issued a statement clarifying on what transpired before 19-year-old Leonard Komora was shot dead at the Mtongwe Navy barracks.

According to the statement signed by Public Affairs officer, Colonel P. M. Njuguna, Komora allegedly ignored warnings given o him by teh officers guarding the entry to the restricted area.

"Today at around 6 am, a motorcyclist was shot dead as he tried to force his way into Kenya Navy's Lt Col Kimaro's estate.

"The motorcyclist was flagged down by sentries to identify himself but forcefully proceeded towards the main gate at a high speed, even after a warning shot was fired," the statement read in part.

Leonard Komora was shot twice - KDF confirms

The statement outlined that a soldier placed on guard duty fired twice at Komora in an alleged attempt to immobilize him.

Col. Njuguna added that Komora succumbed to the bullet wounds inflicted by the shots fired by the Navy soldier.

He, however, reiterated that investigations into the matter are underway as the military would like to establish why Komora tried to allegedly force his way in.

Preliminary reports indicated that the bodaboda rider had gone to the base to pick a client.

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