A police constable attached to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet was shot dead by a colleague who also injured another officer before killing himself during a drinking spree in Embakasi.
Police Constable Patrick Kihagi killed PC James Makokha and shot and injured Dominic Ngetich on his right shoulder before blowing up his head.
The trio are said to have been drinking when an altercation between Kihagi and Ngetich ensued.
Ngetich, an officer attached to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Jkia) ran away after he had been shot at.
As Makokha tried to cool Kihagi down, he was shot and died instantly.
“A Jericho Pistol, serial number 45302377 which was issued to Police Constable Kihagi was recovered with six rounds of ammunition of 9mm caliber. There were four spent cartridges at the scene, ” a senior police officer said.
Bodies of the deceased were taken to Kenyatta University Mortuary.
Ngetich was rushed to Bliss Hospital with a bullet lodged in his right shoulder but was later transferred to Nairobi West Hospital.
A corporal who visited the scene reported to his seniors that he found the officers dead and also found a pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition.
Four spent cartridges were also found at the scene.
There has been skyrocketing cases of summary execution amongst police officers targeting either their bosses, colleagues or spouses.
Boinnet’s office is yet to make public the findings of an inquiry commissioned by his office to look into the causes of rampant cases of suicide and killings within the service.
Last week, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s bodyguard was shot dead by a colleague while guarding Muturi’s residence in Thigiri Garden in Muthaiga, Nairobi.
In October last year, an officer attached to General Service Unit (GSU) elite Recce Squad shot dead his middle aged girlfriend before blowing his head off using the same official gun.
During the same period, a Corporal of police attached to the Kenya Airport Police Unit (KAPU) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) committed suicide through shooting herself inside a toilet using her official Jericho pistol hours after reporting to work.