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Woman pays tribute to sister shot dead by cop she refused to marry

By EDDY KAGERA September 19th, 2017 1 min read

A woman has paid a tribute to her sister who was shot dead by a police officer after she turned down his marriage proposal.

Mary Wangare took to social media where she goes by the name Merliy Karely, to remember the moments she had spent with her younger sister, Anne Wanjohi.

“That day will never be burned in my life,will always miss ur voice, jokes, laugh n the way u us to tell more “Mary tiga wana” every day huny (sic),” wrote Wangare.

The late Anne, who helped to run her sister’s cyber café in Nairobi’s city centre, was shot five times on Saturday evening as she pleaded on the phone with the officer’s mother  to reason with her son.


The police officer identified as Constable Simon Njoroge Njau is now fighting for his life at Kenyatta National Hospital after he turned the gun on himself immediately after shooting his girlfriend.

Witnesses said the officer went into Web Link Cyber Café at Braidwood House on Tom Mboya Street, opposite the Nairobi Fire Station, and found Ms Wanjohi attending to a client.

According to Wangare, the officer had threatened her sister her several times that he would kill her if she did not agree to marry him.

She said her sister had been rejecting the officer’s marriage proposal and kept telling him she was not ready.