The woman who was shot dead on Miotoni Road, Nairobi, on Thursday morning has been identified as Gabrielle Maina who is the headmistress of Hillcrest School in Karen.

The school’s Chairman Board of Governors Bob Kikuyu said she was killed as she returned to her home after dropping her son at a friend’s house.

Karen police commander Cunningham Suiyanka said Maina was shot on the neck.

The incident happened 10am Thursday, according to the police chief.