By Wanja Waweru
In Nanyuki, an army soldier identified as Emmanuel Walugu Onyango has shot and killed a woman alleged to be his girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself.
A resident of Nanyuki town identified as Maximila Wairimu, alerted police that she heard the sound of a gunshot near her neighbor’s house at around 9:30pm Thursday night.
Onesmus Towett the Laikipia County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) has confirmed the incident saying police officers responded to the scene but found the said house locked from inside.
They broke the door and found Mr. Onyango had shot himself on the chin using an AK 47. He was till dressed in military combat. The bullet exited through the back of his head.
Towett added that on the floor, lay a lifeless Immaculate Mwende Mwirigi in a pool of her own blood, her body bearing several bullet wounds.
The KDF officer was rushed to the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.