PNP activist murdered in Jamaica

(Jamaica Observer) Montego BAY, St James — The killing of prominent People’s National Party (PNP) activist Kenley ‘Bebe’ Stephens has left the party’s organisation in St James in shock.

Stephens was killed at his gate Sunday evening, hours after attending a meeting of the party’s Regional Executive Council in Montego Bay in the parish. He was the vice-chairman of the West Central St James constituency.

According to a release from the Corporate Com-munication Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, at about 8:35 Sun-day evening, Stephens— accompanied by two other men — was about to enter his car at his gate on the upscale Winchester Terrace, Coral Gardens, when he was approached by a man who shot him repeatedly.

He was taken to hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. The other two men were not harmed. The shooter, meanwhile, escaped from the area on foot.

Detectives from the St James police division are investigating the incident.

On Monday, party officials mourned the killing with chairman of the PNP’s Region Six, Dr DK Duncan, remarking that Stephens made a meaningful contribution to the party.

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