A police officer in Kirinyaga County has been arrested in connection to the murder of his colleague.
The officer allegedly shot dead his colleague in cold blood after a quarrel broke between them.
According to a police report, the suspect committed the on Saturday night, October 31 at around 1 am at Gathambi coffee factory in Mukure location where the two officers from Ndiriti police post were manning.
“It happened that PC James Oburu and PC Luka Kimuge were guarding Gathambi Coffee factory when they started quarrelling and a fight ensued, where by PC Luka Kimuge shot dead PC James Oburu on the neck and died instantly,” reads the police report.
The body was moved to Kibugi funeral home waiting for an autopsy.
The suspect is being detained in Baricho police station awaiting to be arraigned in court.
The fire arms assigned to the officers were confiscated and further examination is being carried out on the weapons to ascertain if it was the murder weapon.