It has now come to light that the Eldoret police officer who fatally shot her husband twelve times had previously made threats on his life, as revealed by concerned neighbors.
The shocking incident took place on the night of Saturday, October 14, following a heated domestic dispute, allegedly involving the administration police constable attached to the Kenya Bureau of Standards.
Speaking to the media in the aftermath of this horrific incident, neighbors disclosed that the couple had been grappling with a troubled relationship.
Reports suggest that the female law enforcer had, on numerous occasions, issued menacing threats, prompting her husband to leave their shared home for some time.
“She had repeated severally, that she would kill someone; we would tell her to stop making such pronouncements because she is a police officer. We told her to stop saying that, and we also talked to them. We asked the man to leave the matrimonial home for some time,” he said, as aired by KTN News.
Neighbors were deeply concerned about her ominous statements, given her role as a police officer, and had implored her to cease making such pronouncements.
They also attempted to mediate between the couple and advised the husband to temporarily vacate their matrimonial residence.
The husband did leave for a period, but eventually returned, giving hope to the neighbors that the couple might be working on resolving their underlying issues.
Neighbors, quoted by Taifa Leo, have disclosed that the couple had been embroiled in longstanding disputes and frequent altercations since moving into the rented house a year ago.
The tragic incident took place on the night of Saturday, October 14, shortly after the administration police officer completed her shift at the Kenya Bureau of Standards. Witnesses in the neighborhood reported hearing a heated argument between the couple, which ultimately escalated to gunshots ringing out.
Fearing for their safety, neighbors quickly sought refuge as the dispute intensified. The police officer fled the scene after committing the horrifying act but later surrendered herself at the Eldoret Police Station.
Uasin Gishu county police commander Benjamin Mwanthi has since confirmed the incident, and the police officer is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, October 16.
The couple shares three children, who were tragically present during the incident.