After Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina was tragically killed in what appeared to be a botched bag-snatch burglary in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, her lawyer has revealed the attack may have been targeted.
Ms Maina was shot in the relatively wealthy suburb of Karen, Nairobi, at around 10am on Thursday morning by men on motorbikes, after she had dropped one of her two sons at a friend’s house.
Her lawyer, George Kingori, is calling for further investigations into the motives behind Ms Maina’s death amid revelations that she had taken a restraining order out against her estranged husband in April this year, the ABC reports.
“She required a restraining order against the husband for constantly stalking, approaching her place of work and as well as the residence,” Kingori told the ABC. “It is important for them [Department of Foreign Affairs] to keep on pushing until it is certain as to what caused her death.”
“The shooting happened when she was kneeling and someone was standing,” he added.
Gabrielle Maina was originally from Armidale in country New South Wales and was in Kenya working as the head teacher at Nairobi’s Hillcrest Preparatory School.
At this stage, no-one has been charged in relation to the incident.