In Summary
  • Subukia police boss Alex Ng’ang’a said the officer used a colleague’s firearm to shoot the woman and the 5-year-old girl.
  • Mr Ng’ang’a said the suspect fled and left the firearm behind after committing the murder.
  • A sombre mood engulfed the village as locals tried to come to terms with the sad incident.

An Anti-stock Theft Unit (ASTU) police officer shot and killed his wife and child at Suswa camp in Subukia, Nakuru.

The officer, identified as Cosmas Biwott, is said to have picked a quarrel with his 25-year-old wife before he turned the firearm on her and their daughter.

According to their neighbours, the two have been having frequent quarrel and the officer is a known drunkard.

Subukia police boss Alex Ng’ang’a said the officer used a colleague’s firearm to shoot the woman and the 5-year-old girl.

ON THE RUN

Mr Ng’ang’a said the suspect fled and left the firearm behind after committing the murder.

“He fled and left the firearm behind after committing the act,” said Mr Ng’ang’a.

The victim’s brother, John Nderitu, said he was woken up  by gun shots only to discover that his sister and niece had been murdered.

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