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Kisii police officer turns gun on himself

Thursday November 21 2019

An AK-47 rifle was found next to the body of

An AK-47 rifle was found next to the body of the officer found dead in Bobasi Sub-County in Kisii after he reportedly shoot and killed himself on November 21, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

SHARON ACHIENG
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An officer attached to Kenyerere Police Post in Itumbe area, Bobasi Sub-County in Kisii has reportedly shot and killed himself.

Mr Richard Kiptoo's body was found in a pool of blood Thursday morning by his colleagues who responded to the scene following sounds of a gunshot.

His AK 47 rifle loaded with 48 rounds of ammunition was found besides the officer’s body.

County Police Commander Martin Kibet said there were two spent cartridges at the scene when officers from the station gained entry into his house which had been locked from inside.

"Mr Kiptoo had reported for duty on Thursday morning and was issued with the ammunition which he was to use in his work. But it appears he went into his house with them," said Mr Kibet.

"The officer had two gun shots on the chest and chin," said Mr Kibet.

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The police boss said they are investigating the incident.

The body was moved to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital currently awaiting autopsy.