Police Officer Shoots Man Dead in Nairobi After Heated Argument Over Woman in Suspected Love Triangle

Police officers pictured at a scene of a crime as residents look on

Police in Nairobi are investigating a shocking incident in which a police officer shot dead another middle-aged man in what is believed to be a love triangle.

The police officer identified as Titus Kipchirchir Kirui is reported to have drawn out his gun and fired bullets through Charles Karugu Kikuyu, aged around 32 years after an argument with another unknown man over a woman.

Police from nearby Embakasi who rushed to the scene of the shooting found Kikuyu lying in a butchery bleeding profusely.

The injured man was rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival with the body moved shortly afterwards to the City Mortuary awaiting autopsy.

Kirui was afterwards disarmed and arrested with police launching investigations into the incident.

Investigators who combed through the scene of crime recovered one spent cartridge will be used as an exhibit.

Cases of men in blue using their guns to end their own lives or those of others have been on the rise.

Among the recent ones is where a police constable attached to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s office shot and killed his wife in April before turning the gun on himself.

Hudson Wakise and Pauline Wakise

Hadson Mkondo Wakise, who is attached to VIP protection at the Ministry of Interior, is reported to have shot his wife Pauline Wakasa, a traffic officer attached to Nairobi’s Kilimani Police Station.

Earlier on in March, a police officer shot dead two of his colleagues dead before turning the gun on himself in a case of murder/suicide.

No fracas or disagreement was reported as constable Paul Kuria turned on his two colleagues shooting them randomly.

The incident which happened at Chepchoina General Service Unit (GSU) camp also saw other officers suffer various injuries.

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