Police officer arrested after shooting dead his colleague in Kirinyaga

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A police officer was on Sunday morning arrested after shooting dead his colleague during a confrontation at Gathambi Coffee Factory in Ndia, Kirinyaga County.

According to Ndia sub-county police boss Joseph Mwika, the two police officers – who are based at Ndiriti Police Station – were guarding the factory when they got into a heated argument.

Two Gathambi Coffee Factory security guards – Patrick Karani and Gerald Muriithi – who witnessed the incident said the argument between the officers began when one of them, who was drunk, was harassing and pestering the other.

The guards said the slain police officer also doubled up as a pastor in a local church.

“We have arrested the officer and he’s being held at Baricho Police Station as investigations are launched,” said Mwika.

The body of the deceased has since been transferred to the Kibugi Funeral Home awaiting postmortem.

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