Actor Ainea Ojiambo behind deadly Moi Avenue shooting

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Reknown Makutano Junction actor Ainea Ojiambo on Friday afternoon was involved in a fatal shooting, which led to the death of a security guard along Nairobi’s Moi Avenue.

According to two eyewitnesses who feared for their identity, the actor was attacked by two unidentified men, who tried snatching jewelry from his neck. An action that prompted him to draw his hand-gun, and fire two shots. One hitting a security guard manning a nearby store in the eye, spilling his brains out on the pavement.


A spot check into previous online reports, members of the public had identified the shooter but did not put a name to his face. With some claiming, he (Ainea) was Big Ted. The Big Ted speculations were rife, prompting one of his allies, Dennis Itumbi, to dismiss reports of Ted’s involvement in the fatal incident.

Mr. Ojiambo is a licensed gun holder with an elite security training.

In March last year, the actor attended an intense combat training course with a private military contractor. The vigorous drilling by European Security Academy took place between 24th February and 1st March 2020.

The police have launched investigations and are looking into the matter.


In September 2019, the actor’s love for gold and flashy jewelry led him to scammers an incident that made him lose thousands of shillings, after purchasing a fake gold chain.

”I was able to walk around with the gold chain during the day, people thought I was macho. Then one morning I said let me shower with the chain,” he said in 2019, preempting the eventual tragic conclusion that it was fake.

‘The Constant Gardener’ (2005) ,2010’s ‘The First Grader’, ‘Nairobi Half Life’, ‘After the Harvest II’, ‘Jack Zollo: My Life in Crime’ and Makutano Junction are some of the prominent works Mr. Ojiambo is featured in.

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