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Police hunt for fugitive officer who killed OCs in Murang’a

A junior officer Sunday evening shot and killed an officer commanding police Station (OCS) in Kigumo, Murang’a County before fleeing.

The Muthithi Police Station boss, who was on duty, was shot five times by the police officer based in the same station.

The OCS died at around 8pm while waiting for an ambulance to take him to Kenyatta National Hospital.

The junior officer managed to escape with the pistol and other police officers immediately launched a manhunt for him.

Murang’a County Police Commander Naomi Ichami said the motive of the shooting could not be immediately established.

According to Ichami, the officer is said to have grabbed the pistol from the OCS shooting him in both hands, twice in the stomach and his right leg.

He later shot at two other officers as he escaped.

The suspect is said to be a designated police driver at the station.

According to an officer who is not authorised to speak to the media, the OCS had threatened to take disciplinary action against the officer after he reported to work drunk.

Police could, however, not deny or confirm this claim, insisting that they had launched investigations into it and would get to the bottom of the matter.

Ms Ichami urged the public to be on the lookout for the suspect and report to security officers if they spot him.

She, however, urged the public to be cautious as the officer was armed and dangerous.