A police officer attached to Njoro Police Station in Njoro sub-county on Sunday night shot and killed his girlfriend who was receiving treatment in hospital.
The officer, Bernard Sivo had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Mary Nyambura who went to seek medication at the hospital.
“Mary Nyambura, 29, visited the hospital with a fracture on her right leg complaining that he had been assaulted by his boyfriend. While being treated an officer while armed entered the hospital and shot the patient severally,” a police statement read in part.
The deceased’s body was found to have been shot severally on the right arm, right wrist and right back.
“The officer then came back to the station while wild and was firing aimlessly within the station endangering the lives of other fellow officers,” the statement said.
The suspect later committed suicide by shooting himself in the chin.
“The officers were mobilized to disarm him but unfortunately shot himself on the chin and the bullet exited on the upper forehead and died instantly,” the statement added.
The two bodies were taken to Egerton University Morgue awaiting postmortem.