POLICE OFFICER KILLS WIFE AND FIVE OTHERS THEN TURNS GUN ON SELF IN KABETE
A police man shot his wife to death and went on a shooting rampage, killing five others before committing suicide. The incident occurred at around 1am Tuesday, 7th.
Residents of Kabete in Kiambu county are in shock after a police officer, Benson Imbatu based at the Kabete Police Station shot his wife Carol to death, then went on a shooting rampage, claiming the lives of five civillians before committing suicide.
Kabete Police Station photo courtesy
The police officer is said to have shot his wife in the neck at their home in Height Apartments before leaving the home at around !am Tuesday 7th December and drove around shooting anyone in sight before turning the gun on himself.
According to police report, a neighbor, Purity Cheruiyot, heard a loud bang coming from the couple's house and alerted police at the nearby Kabete Police Station. When they arrived at the home, police found the officer's wife dead with a gunshot wound to the neck. They also recovered an AK-47 riffle with four rounds of ammunition and four empty catridges.
Confirming the incident, Dagorretti OCPD Francis Wahome said that one of the victims was a boda boda rider who succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Two other people are receiving treatment in the hospital with gunshot wounds.