An angry police officer in Nakuru’s Njoro sub county Hospital has shot and killed his girlfriend mafia style before committing suicide.
The police officer has now been identified as Constable Bernard Sivo and the girlfriend identified as Mary Nyambura, 29 years old.
Nyambura had gone to seek treatment at the facility after the two had an argument and fought in their house where he broke her leg.
The officer was told that his girlfriend had managed to go to the hospital where she sought to be treated for a fractured leg.
Reports indicate that the officer emerged while armed with an AK-47 rifle and pumped 10 bullets into her killing her on the spot as medics were attending to her.
The mafia style killing forced medics who were attending to the woman to scamper for their lives at around 1 am Monday morning.
She died on the spot.
The police officer later escaped the hospital and went to the local police station while shooting in the air.
He later shot himself in the chin and the bullet exited in the forehead, police said.
His colleagues said Sivo, 28 had taken over third shift cell sentry duties at the station.
He excused himself saying he wanted to make a call outside the report office with his AK-47 rifle loaded with 30 bullets before he left for the hospital.
Nakuru police boss Beatrice Kiraguri said they are yet to establish the motive of the incident.
Recently, there has been a sharp rise in deaths in the police service that were later linked to psychological stress and trauma.
According to statistics, there have been recorded cases of killings or at least five suicide cases every month in recent years involving police officers.
As part of efforts to address the menace, the National Police Service Commission has commissioned a counselling unit and recruited personnel to be talking to the police.
On August 11, Inspector General of Police, Hilary Mutyambai unveiled a counselling program for police officers and their families.