Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kenya: 7 Policemen murdered by a fellow copper

(NAIROBI ) - The gunman behind the Kapenguria police station attack was killed after almost eight hours’ siege that left at least seven officers dead. It also emerged the gunman is a policeman who was serving at same station. Sources said the officer turned against his colleagues and shot them dead before he was killed by GSU commandos. "In the ensuing clearance and identification, the gunman who was earlier suspected to be an inmate held in the cells, turned out to be a local police officer who for yet unknown reasons, went berserk and grabbed a firearm from the Report Office at about 5am, which he used to attack other officers,” read a statement from the office of the Inspector General of Police.

One of the commandos in the rescue operation was also killed in the siege, witnesses said.