Makueni Cop Killer Arrested

 

By Wambui Pauline

Police in Makueni have arrested the police officer who shot dead his colleague and injured two others at Wote police station in Makueni County on Thursday.

Confirming his arrest, Makueni police commander Joseph Napeiyan said the suspect, Friday Barasa, was cornered by boda boda operators in the region while he was trying to escape.

The rifle which was used to kill the officer, was later recovered a few meters from the police station.

Constable Friday Barasa was on the run after the incident in which he shot dead the local deputy Officer Commanding Station (OCS) inspector Dennis Wanjala and injured two other officers after a confrontation.

His seniors said he was armed with an AK47 rifle, which he used to commit the crime.

Police said Barasa had been deployed to the report office on Wednesday before he became uneasy saying he was going to kill someone.

One of his colleagues overheard him say so and informed other officers at the station. After the deputy OCS was informed of the incident, he and two constables went to the report office to establish why Barasa was swearing he would kill.

“Upon seeing the officers, Barasa opened fire killing the OCS and injured two other officers. He later escaped with his rifle,” said a senior officer in the area.

Meanwhile, medics at Makueni level 4 hospital led by Dr Emmanuel Laiposha said that one of the injured officers was referred to Kenyatta National Hospital for further treatment.

Denis Wanjala body has since been moved to the Makueni Hospital Mortuary.

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