NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A police officer shot dead his boss before injuring his
two colleagues at southeast Kenya’s Makueni County,
police said Thursday.
The suspect is on the run after the
Wednesday evening incident, in which he shot dead the
local deputy Officer Commanding Station (OCS) inspector
and injured two other officers at the Makueni police
The suspect’s seniors said he is armed
with an AK47 rifle, which he used to commit the crime.
It is not clear what prompted the confrontation.
Police said the suspect, identified as
Barasa, on Wednesday had been deployed to the report
office, where he became uneasy, saying he was going to
One of his colleagues overheard him
say so and informed other officers at the station. And
after the deputy OCS was informed, he and two constables
went to the report office for a check-out.
“Upon seeing the officers, Barasa
opened fire killing the OCS and injured two other
officers,” said a senior officer in the area.
A man hunt was immediately launched on
the officer who is still armed and in uniform.