NAIROBI, Kenya — A senior police officer of the DCI (Directorate of Criminal Investigations) has been arrested for shooting a guard in Kayole.
The officer identified as Simon Muita Mwongela is said to have shot the security guard after an altercation ensued between them.
According to witnesses, the officer arrived at a lodging in Masimba, Kayole and demanded the guard to open the gate for him.
The guard however refused to give him access since the lodging was closed. This prompted the officer to shoot him, killing him instantly.
“He had gone to the club in the morning and demanded to get in and when he was told it had been closed, he shot one bullet towards the gate, and it went through to where the guard was standing, hitting him straight on the chest,” said a police officer who witnessed the incident.
Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said investigations are ongoing to establish what caused the incident.
“He has been arrested and is now under investigation for murder,” Mutyambai confirmed.
The body of the guard has been taken to City Mortuary.