A police officer has this morning died after he shot himself hours after he had killed his girlfriend in a hospital in Njoro, Nakuru County.

Constable Bernard Sivo had first shot his girlfriend Mary Nyambura in their house and broke her right leg. He thought she was dead but the woman went to the Njoro hospital where she sought to be treated.

And as she was being attended to, the officer emerged while armed with an AK47 rifle and pumped bullets into her killing her on the spot.

He escaped the hospital and went to the local police station while shooting to the air where he shot himself in the chin and the bullet exited in the forehead.

The motive of the incident is yet to be known.

The bodies were preserved in the local mortuary.

Incidents of police killings and dying by suicide have been on the rise amid calls for further counseling sessions.

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