Police at the scene where William Osewe was shot in Kasarani. Photo/Courtesy NMG

The owner of popular Nairobi eatery Ranalo Foods restaurant was on Thursday shot and seriously wounded in Kasarani area.

William Osewe was shot three times in the stomach. One of the bullets is said to have exited and hit a guard. Osewe was rushed AAR Healthcare at Mountain Mall before he was transferred to Aga Khan Hospital.

He was attacked by a man identified as Oywa Mboya, a licensed firearm holder. Mr Mboya surrendered to police and was disarmed.

According to Mboya, Osewe had confronted him first and he acted in self-defense.

According to sources, the two had met earlier and had lunch at a fish joint near Roaster’s Inn before they started quarrelling over a woman.

Mr Osewe’s white Mercedes Benz was towed to Kasarani police station.

Ranalo Foods popularly known as K’Osewe is located on Kimathi Street and is popular for hosting top politicians.

In June this year, CORD leader Raila Odinga hosted hate speech detainees Moses Kuria, Johnson Muthama, Junet Mohammed among others in a highly publicised lunch at the restaurant.