KCB rugby centre James Kilonzo has been shot dead by thugs outside an Mpesa shop at Kasarani.

Kilonzo had allegedly gone to withdraw some cash from the shop when he was shot in the chest on Monday evening.

The player who is a younger brother to Peter Kilonzo who also plays for KCB in the midfield, joined the Bankers in 2015 from Catholic Monks.

He went on to establish himself as a first choice centre alongside his brother Peter.

He helped the Bankers win the Kenya cup title this season as well as the Enterprise cup, beating Kabras Sugar in both finals.