BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Six people have been confirmed dead and two others are in critical condition after a police officer went on a killing spree early this morning in Kabete, Kiambu county.
Police Constable Benson Imbasi, who later died by suicide by turning the gun on himself, had first killed his wife by shooting her on her neck before he walked out of his house and started shooting at innocent members of the public .
In the sad incident that occurred today at 3 am, the cop went rogue wielding an AK-47 assault rifle.
According to DCI, he also killed three young men and a boda boda rider at market within Kabete.
The three men whose identities are yet to be established were mourners who had just attended a funeral preparations meeting before they were accosted by the rogue officer.
After killing the three, the cop then turned his rifle at two boda boda riders, one of whom lost his life while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
The boda boda rider had woken up early to first deliver bread to different shops which was his sidehustle, before embarking on his daily routine of ferrying passengers.
Speaking to #FichuakwaDCI, the security manager of Makini Security Services, Purity Cheruiyot, recounted how she received a call from one of her security guards at J heights apartments, informing her of the incident.
“I was called by one of my juniors deployed at the apartments, who told me that there was a loud bang coming from one of the houses followed by a huge fire,” said Purity.
The security manager who immediately alerted police officers based at Kabete police station also rushed to the scene where the lifeless body of a woman only identified as Carol was found.
Together with her colleagues, Cheruiyot rushed the two injured boda boda riders to Eagle Hospital in Kangemi, where they received first aid before they were later transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment.
The firearm issued to the officer was also recovered, loaded with four rounds of ammunition.