A senior police officer based in Kayole shot himself on Thursday and injured one person in the process, an incident that has shocked residents.
The officer identified as Superintendent Ezra Ouma is reported to have called his station commander before committing the crime inside a mansion he was building.
By the time the station commander arrived, Ouma had already taken his life after shooting himself below the chin.
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Efforts by his neigbours to rush him to Modern Komarock Hospital confirmed that he was already dead upon their arrival.
“The scene was visited by senior officers from Ruai and Kayole police stations, who established that during the commotion, Ouma also shot his 35-year-old neighbor, Philip Muhavi Ayieka, in the left foot as he tried to stop him from carrying out his mission. Ayieka was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.” said Cyprian is Nyakundi
Reports from his colleagues revealed that Ouma was a victim of extortion and threats thus the motive behind his murder. His body will undergo autopsy to reveal the cause of the death.
“Ouma was in charge of the Special Operations Bureau at the Kayole police division. At his level as the SOB, he was one of the senior officers in the division. He was due to retire in two years. On his social media pages, Ouma appeared to be full of life.
Not long ago, he proudly showcased the mansion he was building in Utawala. Unfortunately, he committed suicide in this same mansion.” said Nyakundi