The officer first shot and killed his spouse at their dwelling earlier than setting off along with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot lifeless one other 4 individuals, the Directorate of Felony Investigations stated on Twitter.
Francis Wahome, the officer in control of Nairobi’s Dagoretti space, stated one other two individuals had been wounded within the incident. He declined to touch upon what prompted the taking pictures.
“The investigations are a secret. We can’t reveal, because it includes many issues,” he instructed reporters.
“Till now, we by no means had any issues concerning the officer’s habits. He had been going for obligation correctly, and had by no means been concerned in an incident like this.”
Three of the boys who have been killed have been mourners who had simply attended preparations for a funeral, the DCI stated.
Dagoretti resident Lameck Alaka stated that earlier than the taking pictures began, a automobile he believed belonged to the police drove previous them and stopped for about 20 minutes.
“Then he received out … He got here out with an AK-47, cocked it and began firing at us the place we have been with the boda boda (motorbike) riders,” he stated.
Alaka stated later different motorbike riders got here operating to him saying the officer had killed two different males.
“They stated the shooter wasn’t talking; he was simply taking pictures, and we all know it’s a police officer,” he stated.
Indignant residents close to the place the incident occurred later set fireplace to tires on a highway in a protest in opposition to the violence, a Reuters journalist stated.
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