A motorist has been shot dead by unknown assailants at Mlolongo town in Machakos County.

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The unidentified man died on the spot following the Thursday night incident.

Athi River police boss Sharma Wario said the man's body was discovered trapped inside his car along Nairobi-Mombasa highway on the fateful night.

"It was reported by a good samaritan through mobile phone that there were gun shots along Nairobi - Mombasa highway near Kasina AIC church in Mlolongo. It was established that a man was driving a motor vehicle towards Nairobi general direction when he was shot by unknown people in unknown moving vehicle. He lost control of the vehicle and rolled before landing in a ditch," Wario said.

He spoke to this writer on the phone on Friday.

Wario said the deceased's body was found trapped inside the vehicle with gun shot wounds on the fore head, waist and both legs.

The vehicle was towed to Mlolongo police station while the body removed to City mourtuary awaiting identification.

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