Mombasa banker killed by guards had a sword, security company claims


Mombasa banker killed by guards had a sword, security company claims
Banker killed by security guards in Mombasa

In Summary

  • David Wokabi, a banker at Stanbic Bank in Nyali died seven days after a brutal beating by five night guards from Solvit Security company, at Nyali Center on January 7.
  • The security company claims that Wokabi turned abusive and violent after he was confronted by one of the security guards who found him relieving himself at the parking lot of the mall.
  • Two guards involved in the incident arrested.

The banker who was involved in a scuffle with Nyali Center security guards on January 7 that led to his death was wielding a sword, the management of Solvit Security Solutions Limited has alleged.

In a paid statement published in The Standard on Monday, the security company claims that the late David Kamau Wokabi turned “abusive and violent” after he was confronted by one of the security guards, Saidi Mwamuye, who found him relieving himself at the mall parking lot.

“David rushed to his car and came back wielding a sword which he used to attack the guard, inflicting a cut in the hand of the security guard while chasing after him,” reads the statement.

The statement further says that other guards came to the scene and tried to calm down Wokabi but he still went after the already injured guard with his sword.

According to the statement, a lady then came out of the passenger seat of David’s car and got into the driver’s seat as Wokabi occupied the passenger seat.

They then drove to the gate and found it closed by the guards who had by then “raised the alarm that one of their own had been injured by a dangerous man wielding a sword in the compound.”

According to the security company’s version of events, the father of two then cut the rope supporting the gate barrier, after which he alighted from his car and tried to open the gate “without the sword in his hand.”

It was then that a commotion ensued between Wokabi and the five guards.

“The CCTV clips eventually captures members of the public gathering around the gate but they do not attack our guards as it is clear that David was the aggressor in this case,” adds the statement.

Solvit Security Solutions Limited have also claimed that despite Wokabi working at Stanbic Bank situated in the mall, “he was not known to our night security guards as earlier alleged.”

The company also pledges to cooperate with the police as “we are the ones who reported the incident to Nyali Police Station and registered under OB Number 06/07/2018.”

David Wokabi, a banker at Stanbic Bank in Nyali died seven days after a brutal beating by five night guards from Solvit Security company, at Nyali Center on January 7. He was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa at the time of his death.

Two guards involved in the incident were earlier arrested and are currently in police custody.

The family of the late Mr. Wokabi had previously returned his body to the exact same spot he was murdered seeking justice and compensation.

“We brought this body for you to see because his blood was shed here, if they want to eat it let them eat because us (the family) have two children and a wife. He had a great responsibility, we are therefore asking the national government and the County government to give us justice because there is a 3-year-old and 2-year-old children who we don’t know who will take care of them,” a family representative was quoted to have said then.

Coast Regional Commissioner Nelson Marwa also called for the arrest of the owner of Solvit Security Solutions Limited only last week.

 

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