Kenyan cop shoots 10 dead

Kenyan cop shoots 10 dead

“He went from one bar to another and was shooting indiscriminately. Apparently he was looking for his girlfriend after he left duty,” said Charles Owino, a Nairobi-based deputy spokesman.

“Among the 10 dead were two of his colleagues who were investigating the shootings. Apparently no one was injured during the shooting, all those he shot at died,” Owino said.

Five men, three women and the two police officers were killed in the shooting spree on Saturday night. The officer tried to shoot himself but had run out of ammunition, and later surrendered to police.

Owino said the officer, Peter Karanja, went on the rampage after he finished his shift as a guard at the District Commissioners’ residence.

He said police were investigating a number of leads, including one that Karanja had discovered he was infected with HIV and went in search of his girlfriend whom he suspected could have infected him with the virus.

Police are also looking into reports that Karanja was angry over news his lover was having an affair.

Angry relatives of the victims and some residents of Siakago held a brief demonstration on Sunday morning.

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