A middle-aged woman is nursing gunshot wounds at Shalom Hospital in Athi River after she was shot by unknown people on Monday night.

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Gladys Ndinda, an M-Pesa attendant was on her way to her house after being dropped by a motorbike at her residence when thugs shot her in the leg.

The gang robbed her of an unknown amount of money and other valuables before fleeing.

The incident was confirmed by area chief, Cecilia Nzioka who told the press that Ndinda was rescued by neighbours who rushed her to the hospital.

She said that the victim had closed her shop in Athi River town and had just arrived home at around 9 pm when the incident occurred.

The bodaboda operator who had taken the victim home said that he and the victim were attacked by two men who fired three shots.

“Ndinda called me on the phone requesting that I go pick her from her M-Pesa shop in Makadara after she had closed. On reaching her residence’s entrance, two armed men attacked both of us immediately the gatekeeper opened the gates,” the bodaboda rider who sought anonymity narrated.

He recounted that the first bullet missed him by inches as he laid flat on the ground to dodge it and ended up hitting the side of his motorcycle.

He said that the victim was shot as she ran upstairs shouting 'mwizi mwizi'.

He said that the third bullet hit the apartment's perimeter wall as the robbers escaped on a motorbike that arrived at the scene during the incident.

Nzioka said it was suspected that the third gangster on a motorbike was waiting for his accomplices nearby.

She revealed that it was the second time the woman had been trailed to her residence after she closed her M-Pesa shop.

Officers from Athi River Police Station visited the scene, interrogated the bodaboda operator and recovered a mobile phone and spent rifle cartridges from the scene of the crime.