Police constable arrested for shooting companion to death

Police crime scene band./COURTESY

A police constable based in Nairobi has been arrested for allegedly shooting his compsnion to death on Tuesday evening.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), murder suspect Edgar Mokamba-a police constable at Gigiri’s Nyari Police Patrol Base is in custody following the death of his civilian companion last evening.

“With an AK47 rifle, the officer had been deployed as a station guard moments before he was joined by his regular friend, and who frequents at the patrol base located in Nairobi’s Westlands area,” said the DCI.

“Shockingly, a blast of shots was heard hours later where the officer in-charge base rushed to the scene only to find the lifeless body of the victim at the driver’s seat of his Toyota Probox,” the DCI added.

The officer, who had been socially chewing miraa with the deceased the whole time was disarmed and arrested, having sprayed 10 rounds of ammunition in the blast.

Detectives have launched investigations to establish the motive behind the killing.