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Married Kenyan police officer assaults his mistress, follows her to hospital and shoots her dead before committing suicide
A married police officer, Constable Bernard Sivo, 28, shot his sidechick dead before committing suicide at Njoro in Nakuru County, Kenya.
It was gathered that on Sunday night, August 22, an enraged Sivo stormed Njoro Subcounty Hospital with an AK 47 assault rifle fully loaded with bullets.
According to a police report, his 29-year-old girlfriend, Mary Nyambura visited the hospital an hour earlier with a fracture on her right leg and told the doctors that she had been assaulted by the police constable.
As the doctors were attending to her, an enraged Sivo opened fire killing Nyambura on the spot. He shot her several times on the right arm, right wrist, and right back. She died on the spot.
The officer had just taken over shift duties at the Njoro Police Station that night before excusing himself to make a call outside, only to pursue the woman to the hospital.
Vincent Lematoo, a security officer in the hospital recounted how the constable got in the hospital with rage, before shooting at the lady who had come to the hospital just a while ago.
“He got here at 12am, an hour after the lady. He pushed me to get out of his way in, and he began shooting immediately.” he narrated.
Njoro Subcounty Police Commander, Jonathan Kisaka, who confirmed the incident said that Mary, is said to have broken her legs, after allegedly being assaulted by the police constable, and had gone to the hospital to seek treatment before the officer walked in and shot her.
“It is a sad morning in Njoro. We had an incident at around 0023hours where the OCS Njoro received information of a patient who had gone to the hospital to seek medication after being assaulted by a person she claimed was her boyfriend. Soon after another person showed up at the hospital and it later emerged he was the one who had assaulted her. He was armed and he shot the patient from his Ak 47 riffle. He was later identified as a police officer stationed at the Njoro Police station,” Kisaka explained.
According to Kisaka, Sivo then left the station for home where he again shot once in the air, after informing his wife that he had killed the person with whom she had been having problems with.
“He told the wife that the woman you have been conflicting with is now dead,” Kisaka added.
The wife however fled for safety, and while Sivo was walking back to the station, he promised the OCS who had heard the gunshots that he would not shoot again but still shot in the air severally.
Moments later, drama ensued at the Njoro police station when Constable Sivo got wild and started shooting aimlessly.
Kisaka said that the station was for a while taken hostage when Sivo moved away, albeit momentarily.
However, immediately after, police officers were mobilised and when Sivo realised that the situation was not good for him, he shot himself to death.
On the rising cases of police officers killing their colleagues, family and friends, Kisaka said that those are personal weaknesses, since for Sivo, he had not shown any signs of depression, and he had been a performing officer since Njoro was his first working station.
The bodies of the deceased have since been transferred to the Egerton University Morgue awaiting postmortem.
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