A Nairobi-based musician identified as Rasta Kim was on Wednesday night killed following an attack by gangsters in Kayole estate.
According to Kenyans, Rasta Kim is said to have been ambushed by a gang of thugs while he was returning from work.
The deceased, who is a leader of Nzalani Boys – a Benga band popular in Ukambani region – was severely stabbed by the unknown assailants and later succumbed to the injuries.
According to relatives and friends, Rasta Kim had received several awards and was motivated to bring growth in the music industry.
The murder was highly condemned by residents who protested against deteriorating security in the area, a menace which had led to a rise in crime levels.
They complained of being abandoned by security agencies adding that several people had fallen victim of the violent gang.
“Our children are being killed all over. The musician died while he was returning from his job,” one of the angry residents stated.
Meanwhile, in the same estate, police officers arrested a top Nigerian drug lord who had previously been deported from the country on Presidential orders.
Mr Emmanuel Peter Inobemhe, who had secretly made his way into the country, was nabbed on Wednesday afternoon and was later handed to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) and the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) for interrogation.