KDF soldier shoots girlfriend 7 times, kills self
25 April 2016, 23:57
Nairobi - A KDF soldier shot his girlfriend dead before killing himself in Kitui town on Monday morning following an argument.
The Star reported that the 30-year-old soldier, based in Mariakani at the Coast, attacked the
pharmacist, 25, after she broke up with him for another man.
soldier came to our plot at midnight and knocked at the girl's door but
she declined to open. He went away but returned in the morning as the
girl prepared to go to work," said a neighbour.
The witness said a bitter exchange ensued after which the woman ran to a neighbour's house.
followed her and sprayed her with bullets. He shot the girl several
times until she died. He then dashed to another room in the compound and
locked himself inside," he said.
The witness said neighbours fled after hearing several shots.
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Central OCPD Kennedy Osando arrived moments later with a contingent of
police officers but the soldier is said to have continued shooting to
Back in January, a man killed his family and then himself in a case which police suspected was linked to spousal differences.
The Daily Nation reported that the man from Kisii killed himself, his wife and son in a house fire after the woman’s parents rejected their marriage, saying they were related.
The couple, with a one year-old son, had been cohabiting in Nairobi and had returned home for blessings from the woman’s parents who however objected to the union on the grounds of kinship.