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AP officer shoots dead girlfriend in suspected love triangle

An Administration Policeman shot dead his girlfriend in a suspected love-triangle in Wabera village, Isiolo town.

Police said the Senior Sergeant (name withheld for legal reasons) used a government firearm to kill Ms Halima Omar, in her mid 20’s, at around 6.30am, Monday after night patrol duty.

The officer is said to have followed the deceased to her sister’s house in Wabera estate where they lived, shot her and escaped.

The deceased is said to have been preparing breakfast before the incident.

Her body was found lying in the house by detectives.

Isiolo County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) David Cheruiyot said the officer found the door open, and without exchanging any words, shot the deceased on the chest and disappeared.

The CCIO said the information gathered points out that they had quarreled before over love-related issue.

Police are currently hunting down the officer.

“It is very unfortunate that the officer misused the government firearm which is meant to protect citizens. We are hunting him down and once found, he will definitely face the law,” said Mr Cheruiyot.

Her family is calling for the arrest and prosecution of the officer.

Her body was taken to Isiolo hospital mortuary for postmortem ahead of burial later Monday