Armed men have shot and killed a Mumias Sugar Company legal officer.
Mr Ronald Rubio was killed at his rural home in Matungu Constituency on Sunday night.
He was shot in the head and was rushed to the St Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias but succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
Western region police chief Moses Ombati on Monday said the attackers went to Mr Rubio’s home at Ingosi Village at 10pm and shot him in his car at close range.
The attackers, he said, appear to have been on a mission to eliminate Mr Rubio.
After shooting, the gangsters dragged Mr Lubio’s body into the house and started harassing his wife, demanding cash from her.
“They ransacked the house, harassed and beat up his wife before they escaped in Mr Rubio’s vehicle, which has not been recovered,” said Mr Ombati.
A house help who had screams from the home alerted neighbours who called in police.
Mr Ombati said police officers rushed to the home and found Mr Rubio lying in a pool of blood.
“He was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed on while receiving treatment,” the police chief said.
Police are investigating the motive for the killing and have launched a manhunt for the gang.
“We are exploring all angles to this murder since Mr Rubio had constructed a new house after buying land at the place,” said Mr Ombati.