A police officer based in Garissa has allegedly killed his lover and committed suicide.
The officer who was posted to Masalani Police Station apparently stabbed his wife to death before blowing himself up using a hand grenade.
Ijara sub-County Police Commander William Oyugi confirmed the incident, saying the officer may have killed himself out of regret for his actions.
“Chances were that the officer resorted to committing suicide out of desperation or regret after realizing that the lady had bled to death owing to the physical injuries,” Oyugi added.
Death leaves couple’s child orphaned
Reports from witnesses indicate that the two had been involved in a heated argument that ended fatally.
The police boss revealed that the deceased had been having a rocky relationship, as the woman had recently fled with their one child, accusing the officer of having extramarital affairs.
He sustained burns all over his body caused by shrapnel from the explosive. Their bodies were transferred to Mwingi mortuary awaiting postmortem.
By TV 47