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Police officer kills wife before turning gun on himself

A police officer based in Nakuru on Tuesday evening killed his wife by shooting her several times before turning the gun on himself.

The officer, who was identified as Constable Stephen Kimani and was based at Molo police station, is said to have been issued the AK 47 rifle with 20 rounds ammunition and was on patrol duties together with others.

According to a police report, a neighbour reported the shooting incident which occurred in a residential apartment within Kanu Street, Milimani estate.

The 25-year-old woman was identified as Susan Njeri Kinuthia and police have started investigation to ascertain why the shooting occurred.

The two were found lying in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds on both their heads.

Police recovered 11 live ammunition and 9 empty cartridges at the scene and believe the motive behind the shooting was love triangle.

Their bodies were moved to the mortuary as detectives start investigations into the incident as they await postmortem.