A former police officer was shot dead while trying to cut down a metal signboard which he wanted to sell as scrap metal in Gilgil.
According to police IG Hillary Mutyambai, security officers in Gilgil shot and killed Arnold Madete on Wednesday night.
Police further stated that Madete was dismissed from Service after he was convicted of stealing scrap metal and has been serving his sentence under probation.
He said a second suspect was arrested, crude weapons and motorcycle used to perpetuate the offence recovered.
The National Police Service officers are on the hunt for a third suspect who escaped during the incident.
“Last night security officers in Gilgil shot dead an Ex police man namely Arnold Madete who was trying to cut down a metal sign board to sell as Scrap metal. The Ex police man had earlier been convicted of theft of scrap metals and is serving sentence under probation. A second suspect was arrested, crude weapons and motorcycle used to perpetuate the offence recovered. @NPSOfficial_KE officers are in hot pursuit of a third suspect who escaped during the incident,” the National Police Service said.
This comes hours after the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations at Embakasi in Nairobi, Simon Mutia Mwongela, was on Thursday arrested after he was involved in a fatal shooting incident.
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