At 1 am today morning, a police officer shot and killed six people before committing suicide in Nairobi’s Dagoretti area in a bizarre incident.
Police said the constable Benson Imbatu attached to Kabete police station went home with his AK47 rifle and picked a quarrel with his wife Carol Imbatu.
He shot her dead at the Heights Apartments near N market. After which he went out on the street, on Thiongo Road, and started shooting at anyone he saw.
Neighbours told Mpasho, "Kevo was the DJ and the last we heard from him was when he told us he has left the funeral, we later found out he has been shot."
Adding, "We have been told that the cop had mental issues, then why won't the OCS come here and talk to us? This is tragic, we cannot accept this, we have raised these kids in the midst of hardship selling mboga to feed and educate them only for them to be slaughtered like chicken. There will be no peace until this is resolved."
The shooting incident has sparked protests in the area with locals demanding explanations why it happened.
The locals lit bonfires at the scene where some of the victims died asking to be told how it happened. “We have been told the officer had mental issues. Why was he at work?” asked one local.
Another narrated, "Saa hizi hakuna kazi, mavijana walikua wametoka matanga akina Ojodhe, Jadu, Wiki, Georges an Kevo, so sasa after matanga walicome wengine mguu, wengine na nduthi, huyo karao ni kama kichwa yake ni mbaya, alikua anasimamisha tuu kijana kama huyu anampiga risasi mwenye anaponea anahepa anamshot kwa mguu."
Here are photos taken by Enos Teche who is currently at the scene of the protests.