Kenyan cop kills 10 in shooting rampage

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NAIROBI - A police officer in Kenya killed 10 people, including two colleagues, in a shooting rampage after he failed to locate his girlfriend in town bars, Xinhua reported Sunday.

The officer who was assigned to guard the residence of the local district commissioner went on rampage Saturday midnight in Eastern Province town of Siakago, about 150 km northeast of the capital Nairobi.

“He went looking for his girlfriend in the bars where he shot patrons indiscriminately,” said Marcus Ochola, the Eastern Provincial police commander.

“The district commissioner came home at 10 p.m., and after one hour, the police officer assigned to his home left saying he wanted to see his girlfriend.”

“He went to three bars that were open and shot 10 people when he failed to locate her. He also forced some bars that were closed to open,” said Ochola.

“He also shot at his fellow police officers who were responding to the sound of gunfire and commotion in the town. Later, he surrendered at the Siakago police station,” added Ochola.

The officer is now assisting with the investigations. District Commissioner John Chelimo said the officer in his 30s has not yet disclosed the motive of his killing spree.

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