A 27-year-old woman in Githurai, Kimbo was shot dead by an Administration police officer on Sunday night, February 26.
Joseph Ateya shot his girlfriend, Edda Kanana, three times following an argument in her house on Sunday night.
He tried shooting himself in the head after killing Kanana, but failed sustaining serious injuries in the process.
The officer reportedly decided to visit Kanana’s house while on patrol in the area, after telling his colleagues he was going for a short call.
“He said he was going for a short call but few minutes later,the colleagues heard gunshots,” Ruiru police boss Issac Thuranira was quoted by The Standard.
The colleagues rushed to the house to find Ateya lying in pain next to Kanana’s body and rushed the injured officer to hospital.
Police have launched investigations into the incident to probe what led to the incident.
The incident has occurred just days after a police officer in Embakasi, Nairobi shot himself dead after killing his colleague and injuring another on Tuesday, February 21.