A married police Constable Bernard Sivo has committed suicide after shooting death his mistress at Njoro Sub County Hospital Njoro in Nakuru County, Kenya.
The 28-year-old reportedly stormed the hospital in rage on Sunday night, August 22 with a loaded AK 47 assault rifle where his 29-year-old girlfriend, Mary Nyambura was receiving treatment from a fracture on her right leg sustained in an earlier assault on her by Constable Sivo.
While doctors attended to her, an enraged Sivo opened fire killing Nyambura on the spot. He shot her several times on the right arm, wrist, and back. She died on the spot.
The officer, who was on duty at the Njoro Police Station that night apparently asked for a break to make a call outside, only to pursue the woman to the hospital.
According to eye witness “He got here at 12am, an hour after the lady. He pushed me to get out of his way in, and he began shooting immediately.”.
Njoro Subcounty Police Commander, Jonathan Kisaka, said “It is a sad morning in Njoro. We had an incident at around 0023hours where the OCS Njoro received information of a patient who had gone to the hospital to seek medication after being assaulted by a person she claimed was her boyfriend. Soon after another person showed up at the hospital and it later emerged he was the one who had assaulted her. He was armed and he shot the patient from his Ak 47 riffle. He was later identified as a police officer stationed at the Njoro Police station,” Kisaka explained.
According to Kisaka, Sivo then left the station for home where he again shot once in the air, after informing his wife that he had killed the person with whom she had been having problems with.
“He told the wife that the woman you have been conflicting with is now dead,” Kisaka added.
The wife however fled for safety, and while Sivo was walking back to the station, he promised the OCS who had heard the gunshots that he would not shoot again but still shot in the air severally.
Moments later, drama ensued at the Njoro police station when Constable Sivo got wild and started shooting aimlessly.
However, immediately after, police officers were mobilised and when Sivo realised that the situation was not good for him, he shot himself to death.
On the rising cases of police officers killing their colleagues, family and friends, Kisaka said that those are personal weaknesses, since for Sivo, he had not shown any signs of depression, and he had been a performing officer since Njoro was his first working station.
The bodies of the deceased have since been transferred to the Egerton University Morgue awaiting post-mortem.