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SAMETA POLICE KILLED BAR ATTENDANT ON THURSDAY [PHOTO/COURTESY]

Police officer says ‘I feel like shooting someone’ then executes threat on female bar attendant

BY MWASI KEBWARO IN KISII COUNTY.

A police officer attached to Sameta post has been arrested after he shot and killed a female bar attendant in Sameta Sub-County in Kisii County.

EDAILY understands that on Thursday night, the suspect arrived at Maximum Bar, where the woman works, and said he “felt like shooting someone”.

The bar attendant, thereafter, asked him: “Why do you want to kill somebody?”

It was after that question that the cop pulled the trigger on the gun, killing the woman on the spot.

The incident was confirmed by Kisii County police commander, Martin Kibet.

Mr Kibet said the suspect was on night duty, when he told his colleagues at Sameta post that he was going to buy supper, only for him to end up at Maximum Bar.

The Kisii police boss says DCI detectives have taken up the matter, and that the suspect will be arraigned once investigations are complete.

Mr Kibet says the police officer was drunk during his arrest.

“He looked confused. When we asked him why he killed the bar attendant, he said: ‘No, I haven’t killed anyone’,” said Mr Kibet.

Angry Sameta residents threatened to storm Sameta Police Station and lynch the suspect, who was being held at the facility.

The suspect was, consequently, transferred to Kisii Central Police Station, though after pockets of chaos.

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