A police officer has left many people in serious shock after he took hold of his rifle and shot dead his girlfriend.
A police officer in Nakuru County area of Kenya has reportedly shot his girlfriend dead on Tuesday evening before taking his life with the same AK47 rifle at their rental house in Freehold Area.
According to a report by CitizenTV, the man identified as Stephen Mungai Kinuthia, who was stationed at Molo Police Station, is said to have shot his girlfriend three times.
“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,” said the watchman.
Speaking from the crime scene, neighbors said they heard a child shouting “baba anaua mama!” [father is killing mother] before gun shots rent the air.
Neighbours said the woman had only lived in the apartment for two weeks and that the police officer was a frequent visitor. Nakuru OCPD, Joshua Omukatta, said police started a probe to establish what transpired.
Their bodies have been taken to Nakuru County government mortuary as investigations continue.