Betty Mutekhele Barasa

The senior video editor and television producer working for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), was shot dead at her home in Nairobi by unidentified gunmen who also held hostage her family during their attack.

According to her family, three men had been waiting for her to arrive from work and two of them were armed with AK-47 rifles. 

The assailants stormed the house, ransacked it and killed the journalist with two shots in the head.  Local media reports quoted  her husband who was in the house at the moment of the assault as saying that, while in their house, one of the attackers made a phone call saying they had completed their mission. After the shooting, the gang stole her laptop and her mobile phone.