In Summary
  • In the first incident Kelvin Itolovolia, a police officer, murdered his biological father over a domestic wrangle.
  • Mr Itolovolia died from a gunshot wound after he attempted to grab a gun from an officer responding to his father's distress call.
  • In another incident police inspector Benjamin Tirop was found dead inside a guest house in Makutano town in unclear circumstances.

Police in West Pokot have launched investigations into the killings of three people in separate incidents.

In the first incident Kelvin Itolovolia, a police officer, murdered his father in Chepkono, Pokot South using an arrow in a domestic dispute.

A police officer responding to a distress call from the victim’s house reported that Mr Itolovolia attempted to grab his gun and that he shot him in defence, killing him.

DOMESTIC ISSUES

Confirming the incident, deputy county commissioner Frederick Kimanga said the father of the shot police officer travelled from Kakamega County to solve domestic issues with his son, which unfortunately turned tragic.

The slain police officer is attached at Chepkono police post.

"When he was being taken to Kapenguria Referral Hospital the killer cop died on the way," he said.

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