Office romance turns sour as police kills female colleague in station
A Kenya Police Service officer on Saturday night shot dead a female colleague at Marimanti Police Station in Tharaka-Nithi County.
Constable Collins Wafula shot Corporal Grace Opiyo after a brief argument at the station around 10pm.
Tharaka South sub-county OCPD Dominic Mukoma told the Nation that the deceased was shot on the thigh and pronounced dead on arrival at Gatunga Mission Hospital.
“She found the the officer at the reporting office and after a brief argument on what appeared to be domestic quarrel, he picked his fire arm and shot her on the right thigh. The two are believed to be lovers,” said Mr Mukoma
He said according to doctors, the deceased succumbed to the injuries because of excess bleeding.
Mr Mukoma said Mr Wafula was arrested and is being held at the same station as investigations continue, while the body of the deceased was taken to Chuka County Referral Hospital.
The accused is set to be arraigned in Marimanti Law Court on Monday.
The incident comes barely a week after an administration police officer attached to Maara deputy county commissioner’s office, constable Julius Bruce armed with a G3 riffle loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition killed his lover Caroline Adhiambo in Chogoria town after shooting her seven times.
Mr Bruce surrendered to Chogoria Police Station in the same night where he was locked and arraigned in court later.
Tharaka Nithi County Police Commander Mary Omari confirmed that the murder was as a result of love gone sour.