Incident Summary:

04/28/2008: On Monday, unidentified gunmen shot and killed the chairman of the Kenya National Youth Alliance on the Nairobi-Naivasha highway, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. No group has claimed responsibility.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Nairobi

Location Details:
The attack took place on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Charles Ndungu, Chairman of the Kenya National Youth Alliance was targeted in this attack.
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Reuters, "Mungiki Sect Leader is Shot Dead," Reuters, April 30, 2008.
Africa News, "Kenya; Outlawed Sect's Chairman Shot Dead," LexisNexis Academic, Africa News, April 30, 2008.
Associated Press Worldstream, "Top Kenyan Gangster Killed," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press Worldstream, April 29, 2008.