A police officer and a Prison Corporal have died of gun shots over a love affair within the house of a senior prison woman colleague at Gathigiriri G.K.Prison , Mwea, Kirinyaga County.
The incident which occurred slightly after 7 pm last night has caused anxiety at the facility as both the Warders and inmates alike come to terms with the double tragedy that occurred in the name of love.
According to police reports, a Corporal Boniface Mithamo Ngaragari based at Kianyaga police station in Kirinyaga East Sub-county went to visit his estranged wife who is a Senior Sergeant at the prison.
Upon arrival according to a dispatch from Wanguru police station , Ngaragari found his wife , children and another prison officer from the same facility having dinner .
The dispatch further indicated that the house belonged to the estranged woman who was now a girl friend to Kering Kipkosgei .
It emerged that upon entering the house Ngaragari demanded to know what Kipkosgei was doing in the house and scuffle ensued .
Ngaragari removed his shirt and started fighting the ‘intruder’ while the woman stepped in and separated the two.
The woman who lives at the senior prison quarters managed to get hold of Ngaragari but even befofore stepping out , all hell broke out .
“But Kipkosgei who had retreated to kitchen and who was armed with a pistol drew the gun and shot Ngaragari at point blank at the right side of the neck with the bullet exiting through the head,”the dispatch indicated.
Realising he had fatally shot his rival, he turned the gun on himself and shot himself through the head .
The two were later rushed to Karira Mission hospital where they pronounced dead on arrival .
It was also established that Ngaragari was attached to the Kirinyaga East Sub-County as driver to the area senior administrator while the official Subaru vehicle he uses was found parked at the scene on the incident .
Coincidentally both Ngaragari and Kipkosgei were drivers within their respective duty stations.
Isaac Bwire Naderia (SSP), and Deputy Officer In charge of the prison reported the incident to the nearby Wanguru police station where the natter is now being handled .
The bodies are lying at the hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination while the woman and the two young children Ngaragari had with her and who witnessed the shooting are seriously traumatized .