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Three cops dead in love triangle

A police officer shot dead his girlfriend and another senior police officer before shooting himself dead in Igembe North on Sunday night.

The Kenya Police spokesperson Zipporah Mboroki said that Constable Joseph Kipngetich Cheruiyot based at Laare police station had picked a Ceska pistol, serial number 2783, for official duties at around 11.15pm Sunday night and proceeded to Club Tenax and Restaurant in Mutuati market, about 6km from the police station.

He found his girlfriend, Police Constable Grace Sheila Kioko based at Mutuati Patrol Base, having a drink with Chief Inspector Benson Mwadime, who is the in charge of Kinisa General Service Unit (GSU) Camp.

He shot the two dead before shooting himself.

The club’s owner Mr Lazaro Ngolo told the police that the officer just walked in and shot the two without saying a word.

It was after the Igembe North OCPD and his deputy visited the scene that it was established that they were all police officers.