Police now believe slain KBC video editor was targeted by assassins

Police now believe slain KBC video editor was targeted by assassins
KBC journalist Betty Barasa who was shot dead at her home on April 7, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY

The family and friends of the late KBC Video Editor Betty Barasa arrive at her home on Friday to mourn with her family at their home in Ololua, Ngong.

The family has started burial plans, two days after her unfortunate death at the hands of three gunmen who waylaid her as she returned home from work and shot her dead inside her bedroom.

Sources privy to investigations have informed Citizen TV that detectives who are handling the case are pursuing a possible assassination.

Detectives believe that the killing was a well planned assassination as the attackers seemed to have targeted her out of six other people in the house including a friend

According to the postmortem results Betty died as a result of a single gunshot to the face which was lodged inside her head.

Detectives say that the recovered bullet head will undergo forensic analysis to help in tracking down the suspects who are still at large.

“What we promise is that we are working so hard, we are doing so well, and we will be able to at least have a break through,” Patrick Manyasi – Sub-County, Police Commander Kajiado North said on Friday.

Betty colleague’s at work who are yet to come to terms with her demise, described her as a jovial soul who did not appear disturbed on the fateful day.

“Betty is not the kind of person you can threaten, and she keeps quiet, she didn’t look disturbed, on that day she was in high spirits greeting everyone kumbe it was goodbye,” Rose Muthoni, a Video Editor at KBC says.

Meanwhile, two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of National Lands Commission employee Jeniffer Wambua.

The suspects Benjamin Saitoti and David Sempuan appeared before Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi where the prosecution secured orders to hold them for 14 more days.

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