Six people have been confirmed dead, and two others are in critical condition after a police officer went on a killing spree early this morning in Kabete, Kiambu county, central Kenya.
Police Constable Benson Imbasi, who later committed suicide by turning the gun on himself, had first killed his wife by shooting her on her neck before he walked out of his house and started shooting at innocent public members frenziedly.
In the sad incident, today at 3 am, the cop went rogue who was wielding an AK-47 assault rifle and killed three young men and a motorcycle rider at N market within Kabete.
The three men, whose identities are yet to be established, were mourners who had just attended a funeral preparations meeting for one of their beloved at mountain view before being accosted by the rogue officer.
After killing the three, the cop then turned his rifle at two motorcycle riders, one of whom lost his life while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta national hospital.
The motorcycle rider had woken up early to first deliver loaves of bread at different shops, which was his side hustle, before embarking on his daily routine of ferrying passengers.
Purity Cheruiyot, the Makini Security Services security manager, told the police that she received a call from one of her security guards at J heights apartments (the scene), informing her of the incident.
The security manager, who immediately alerted police officers based at Kabete police station, also rushed to the scene where the lifeless body of a woman only identified as Carol was found.
The firearm issued to the officer was also recovered, loaded with four rounds of ammunition.
Police have launched an investigation into the killing.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.