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CHRISTINE MAONGA (L) AND PATRICK NYAPARA (R) [PHOTO | COURTESY]

AP officer who ‘shot teacher dead’ arrested as he attempted to sneak into Uganda

Police in Busia County have arrested an administration police officer who fatally shot his lover on Thursday, March 14.

Patrick Nyapara was arrested on the Kenya-Uganda border Saturday afternoon as he attempted to sneak into the landlocked country, Western regional commander, Rashid Yakub, has confirmed.

The suspect is an AP officer manning the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices in Navakholo, Kakamega County.

Mr Nyapara allegedly shot dead his 24-year-old lover Christine Maonga on Thursday, March 14. The incident happened at Duka Moja estate in Navakholo.

It is said the couple differed sharply before the suspect shot her three times, killing her on the spot.

Mr Yakub says Mr Nyapara will be arraigned once investigations are completed.

Ms Maonga’s postmortem examination is set for Monday, March 18.

The deceased, a mother of one, was a Literature teacher at Navakholo Secondary School.

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