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Police officer commits suicide after killing wife, 5 others in Kabete

He also killed himself

Kenya police car in a past arrest

Detectives in Kabete, Nairobi area have launched investigations into an incident where a police officer killed his wife and five others before taking his own life.

The unfortunate incident was confirmed by Sub-County Police Commander Francis Wahome, with the motive behind the killings yet to be established.

Those killed in the bizarre incident include two 'boda boda' (motorcycle) riders and some neighbours who had rushed to the scene after hearing gunshots.

According to officers at Kabete Police station, constable Benson Imbatu went home with his AK47 rifle and picked a quarrel with his wife, Carol Imbatu before the shooting happened.


Two more people are nursing injuries at Kenyatta National Hospital after being shot by Imbatu.

Reports indicate that Imbatu turned the gun on himself after realising that Police officers called to the scene had surrounded his house.

Meanwhile, angry Kabete residents took to the streets to protest the early morning killings.


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