No Suspects Yet in Murder of British Businessman

Tony Kenway seen in a photo posted Dec. 2, 2015. Image: Facebook / Tony Kenway

CHONBURI — Police said Wednesday they have yet to determine a motive or perpetrator behind the slaying of a British expat near the resort town of Pattaya.

Tony Kenway, 39, was shot dead at point blank range in broad daylight as he sat in his car in the Bang Lamung district on Tuesday. Police described Kenway as a British national who lived in the Jomtien neighborhood and made a living in Thailand as a website designer.

“We have no information [about the motive] so far,” Jirawut Tanthasri, chief of Nong Prue police, told reporters. “We are collecting information. We are questioning his wife and his team.”

Security footage shows Kenway getting into the driver’s seat of his Porsche in front of a sports club on Tuesday at which point an unidentified man approaches and shoots him in the head. The masked gunman then flees on a motorcycle with an accomplice.

According to Kenway’s Facebook account, he and his wife, Somporn Kenway, recently had a child.

Somporn told reporters Tuesday that he had no history of conflict with anyone, thought she mentioned he had a “business dispute” with a former company partner.

No suspects have been identified so far.