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Kenya Navy officer shoots colleague dead then turns gun on himself

Detectives are investigating an incident in which a Kenya Navy officer shot his colleague and later turned the gun on himself.

The incident happened at the Kenya Navy Mtongwe Base, Likoni on Sunday at 3am.

The officer, who has been identified as Gilbert Kibet, reportedly snatched a G3 riffle from his victim, a certain Naftali Kimtai, and shot him three times, killing him on the spot, before turning the rifle on himself.

According to police report, the officer, who had just arrived on pass leave, secretly sneaked into the barracks where he found Senior Private Kimtai actively engaged on duty.

SHOT HIMSELF

He is reported to have snatched his G3 rifle and shot him thrice, fatally injuring him before turning the gun to himself.

Colleagues who responded to the incident, rushed the victim to the Kenya Navy sick bay, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

The incident was recorded at the station as OB 6/12/5/2019.

The bodies were moved to the Coast General Hospital mortuary pending postmortem examinations.

FATAL SHOOTINGS

In the last one month there have been several cases fatal shooting by uniformed officers. Last month, Likoni Police Station deputy OCS shot dead a woman at a bar before killing himself using his pistol.

In another incident, a KDF officer killed himself after shooting three of his close relatives to death in Eldoret.

In a separate story on April 12, a police officer in Kisii stormed a pub and casually threatened to shoot ‘somebody’, before pulling the trigger and killing the barman.

Then on May 5, a senior police officer was shot dead by his junior at their camp in Maralal, Samburu County. The junior officer stormed the police camp and opened fire on his boss killing him instantly.