A police officer in Kenya shot his two colleagues before blasting himself through the mouth at a local Police Station on Tuesday.

The officer is said to have accosted the two who are his seniors at the entrance of the Administration Police quarters where he wantonly opened fire on them.

A report booked in the Nyamira Police Station’s Occurrence Book by Deputy Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) Nyamira Sub-County Chief Inspector Bernard Too stated that the officer, who was identified as Julius Mdachi, had resisted the transfer of duty from the Governor’s residence.

According to the report, the two seniors were talking to the junior over the disagreement that arose due to the reorganisation of duty before he cocked the gun and started shooting.

“It is alleged that Constable Mdachi was dissatisfied with the impending redeployment and was bitter about it,” read part of the signal that was transmitted to Vigilance House, the Police Headquarters in Nairobi.

Those who were shot were identified as Chief Inspector Nicanor Odhiambo and Sergeant Amani Ali, who is in charge of the duty roster.

Ali died at the Nyamira County Hospital where he and Odhiambo had been rushed for emergency treatment following serious gunshot wounds they sustained.

Odhiambo is fighting for his life at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was transferred to with bullets still lodged in his right thigh.

The report indicated that after the shooting the assailant also shot himself with the AK47 rifle on the lower chin with the bullet exiting through the right jaw.

The incident happened Tuesday evening at around 6pm when the officers on the night shift were moving to their areas of duty.

Nyamira sub-county Police Commander Moses Kirong could not comment on anything regarding the incident but promised to give an update later in the day.

 

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