AP officer shoots lover dead

Police in Navakholo, Kakamega County are looking for an administration police officer who shot dead his lover following a domestic row.

Patrick Apala, an AP officer based in Navakholo, killed Catherine Mahonga, 28, at their Duka Moja home on Thursday night.

The cause of the couple’s fight remains unclear.

Patrick Apala shot his lover dead on March 14. [PHOTO | EDAILY]
Patrick Apala shot his lover dead on March 14. [PHOTO | EDAILY]

EDAILY has established that Ms Mahonga, a teacher at Navakholo Secondary School, was the suspect’s lover — and not wife as has been widely reported.

Mr Apala has another woman in Navakholo, who his relatives know to be the police officer’s bonafide spouse.

The suspect and the deceased are parents to a 3-year-old girl.

Navakholo Deputy County Commissioner Geoffrey Tanui confirmed the incident, saying they have recovered the firearm he used in killing his partner.

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