The ‘possessed’ man [Police Officer Peter Karanja] appeared to be brutally efficient with a G3 rifle... He also shot and killed his two colleagues who rushed to restrain him on hearing shots. Those killed were AP constables Wilfred Gitonga and Fredrick Owako and civilians George Ng’ang’a, Kenwin Muthoni, Augostino Kinyua, Anthony Mwaniki and Fridah Ng’endo. Others were identified only as Rachel, Muchila and Muthini... Some in the crowd were in mourning, others were angry with the AP. “They should ensure that those they entrust weapons with are of sound mind to avoid this kind of disaster ever happening again,” said David Njeru, a local resident...
KENYAN AP SHOOTS 10 DEAD IN PURSUIT OF LOVE
Updated 29 min(s) ago
By MOSES NJAGI and MUNENE KAMAU
He was on night duty at a sentry box at the District Commissioner's residence when he got the news his woman was painting Siakago town red with his colleague(s). The whole one-man operation took 20 minutes and left the town in Mbeere District soaking in blood and tears, and it turned out the death toll would have been higher had he not run out of bullets. It is said the uniformed officer had ten bullets and none was wasted. Neither were there missed targets, as the ‘possessed’ man appeared to be brutally efficient with a G3 rifle... The lady he was seeking was named Florence Marigu... It is not clear if what he was told was true or hilarious lies friends often tease each other with. But at around 11:30pm on Saturday, he excused himself to answer a call of nature. But he walked down the dimly lit streets for a kilometer... At the three bars he walked into, he just asked for his woman and whatever answer he received, he responded by pulling the trigger at those inside... But it was at the third spot, a bar called Club The Shrek, that he exhibited his worst fury... One by one, he shot five men dead before engaging the last person — a woman — in a short conversation. Those who hid in the latrines said they heard a woman who they identified as Ng’endo pleading with the officer to spare her life as she had a young child to take care of. She did not convince him... Marigu survived because it is said she fled when informed he was looking for her... In the morning irate residents stormed the police station baying for Karanja’s bloo... Karanja was transferred to the Embu Provincial CID officers for further interrogation. Five men, three women and APs went down as his victims, and today, their relatives are mourning their sad loss. [Full article here]
KENYAN AP GOES ON KILLING SPREE
November 7 2010
A crazed administration police officer killed 10 people in Siakago town on Saturday night in a horrific killing spree... The AP, who guarded the local district commissioner, was said to be angry at his girlfriend, whom he suspected to have been unfaithful. She is lucky to be alive, he couldn’t find her during his rampage. He also shot and killed his two colleagues who rushed to restrain him on hearing shots. Those killed were AP constables Wilfred Gitonga and Fredrick Owako and civilians George Ng’ang’a, Kenwin Muthoni, Augostino Kinyua, Anthony Mwaniki and Fridah Ng’endo. Others were identified only as Rachel, Muchila and Muthini... “The officer came to Siakago police station and told the officers on the Occurence Book (OB) desk that he had shot and killed 10 people and that he had emptied the magazine,” said the area OCPD Jecinta Wesonga. Wesonga confirmed that the shooter was transferred to Eastern police headquarters in Embu where he was being questioned... “My twenty five year old daughter did not deserve to die like that. She has left a young boy and girl in my care in old age,” said Nyaga Manunga, with tears in his eyes. His daughter, Ms Ng’endo, was a local shopkeeper and had gone for a drink with friends. She is among those killed... Some in the crowd were in mourning, others were angry with the AP. “They should ensure that those they entrust weapons with are of sound mind to avoid this kind of disaster ever happening again,” said David Njeru, a local resident. Police spokesman Erick Kiraithe said: “It is the first incident of its kind and we are shocked. It is a matter of serious concern. The Commissioner of Police (Mathew Iteere) is investigating and we are trying to see how this can be prevented in future.” A team of senior administration police officers led by Commandant Kinuthia Mbugua left Nairobi on Sunday morning for Siakago... [Full article here]
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