Police in Marsabit are investigating the circumstances under which two business people were shot dead last night around 10:30 pm along Wabera road at Shauri yako area in Marsabit town.

An unknown person armed with G3, battle rifle, On Tuesday night, killed middle-aged man and woman.

The two, identified as Christopher Opiyo (30) and Emily Akinyi (23), were in the company of Letisha Atieno who escaped death after hiding in a nearby trench.

According to police reports, the killer opened fire indiscriminately at the duos on the middle of the road while riding on the back of a motorbike.

The gunman shot the man on the head while the woman was shot on the chest and the lower abdomen.

County commander Steve Olloo said the two were headed home after finishing business when they were shot.

He said a total of 17 cartridges of 7.622mm species were collected at the scene.

He ruled out the possibility of business rivalry.

He appealed to members of the public to provide information that might lead to the arrest of the assailants.

The bodies of the victims were taken to Marsabit referral hospital mortuary awaiting an autopsy.

The police are yet to established the motive behind the gruesome murder.