Police officer in Kenya kills self after shooting girlfriend

In an apparent case of murder-suicide, a police officer in Nakuru County, Kenya, has shot his girlfriend dead before taking his life with the same AK47 rifle at their home.

CitizenTV reports that, the police officer identified as Stephen Mungai Kinuthia, shot his girlfriend three times. An eyewitness, told CitizenTV:

“I was with the caretaker when we heard a man fighting with the wife and the man was striking her with canes, and as we were going to help, we heard gun shots and stayed put.”
Also speaking from the crime scene of the incident, neighbors said they heard a child shouting “baba anaua mama!” meaning, ‘father is killing mother’ before gun shots rented the air. .

According to neighbours, the woman had only lived in the apartment for two weeks. The County’s police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nakuru OCPD, Joshua Omukatta, told the TV station that the police had started a probe to establish what transpired.

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