A police officer in Kabete, Kiambu County, early this morning shot and killed his wife and five other people before turning the gun on himself.
Benson Imbatu also allegedly set their house on fire in the 1am incident.
“It was reported by one Purity Cheruiyot a neighbour of one PC Benson Imbatu that she heard a loud bang from a house occupied by the said officer and his wife only identified as Carol,” says a police report.
Officers from Kabete Police Station proceeded to the scene where they discovered the gory details of the shooting. The officer’s wife had a gunshot wound on the neck.
Adds the police report: “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.
“Two other people sustained gunshot injuries and are undergoing treatment at KNH. The Officer later committed suicide by shooting himself on the neck.
“The firearm was recovered with four rounds of ammunitions. Four empty Cartridges were recovered within N. Market.”
Sub-County Police Commander Francis Wahome says investigations have been launched.