Residents of Kabete have barricaded Waiyaki Way at Kangemi area, staging protests over a police officer who killed six people.
A few minutes earlier, these locals were seen piling up tires, rocks and have since lit bonfires, making the road impassable amid the Tuesday morning traffic.
The chaos emerged from an incident where officer Benson Imbasi, who is attached to Kabete Police Station shot and killed his wife, alongside five other people, including neighbours and boda boda riders.
Imbatu also allegedly set his house on fire during the 1am incident.
Questions over Kabete Shooting
Preliminary investigations indicate that the late officer went home located near Height Apartments with his AK47 rifle and picked a quarrel with his wife Carol Imbasi.
Concerned neighbours and boda boda operators rushed to their house after hearing gunshots, and witnessing a fire emanating from that direction. However, things went south for them.
“The Officer while armed with AK 47 Serial no 4915724 went on a shooting spree where he shot and killed five people including two bodaboda riders, one who died while undergoing treatment at KNH,” a police report filed at Kabete Police Station stated.
Two others are currently receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital.
Irate locals now question the officer’s actions, saying his shooting spree could have led to more fatalities.
“Why is he killing our boy? What did he do to him? He has killed people and some are at the Kenyatta National Hospital,” one of the residents says.
Meanwhile, Kabete Sub-County Police Commander Francis Wahome says investigations have been launched.