Police Officer Arrested Over Kiambu Club Shooting Incident

A screengrab of CCTV footage of the brawl outside a Kiambu club on May 26, 2024
A screengrab of CCTV footage of the brawl outside a Kiambu club on May 26, 2024
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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday revealed that the main suspect in the shooting incident which occurred outside a nightclub in Kiambu on Sunday morning has been arrested.

Police explained that the main suspect, a police officer, used his firearm to shoot at the members of the public who were engaged in a brawl outside the club.

CCTV footage captured in the morning when the incident occurred showed that the deceased was a bystander as a group of revellers engaged in a brawl.

A silhouette image of a man wielding a gun
A silhouette image of a man wielding a gun

Police however reported that the bullet landed on the victim's back killing him on the spot.

The police officer who has since been placed in custody, brandished his firearm and fired. By the time of publishing this article, it was not immediately clear what prompted him to fire at the revellers.

The suspect’s firearm was subsequently confiscated and will undergo a ballistic analysis as police piece together the puzzle.

Meanwhile, the club's management explained that the brawl was triggered by an alleged love triangle inside the club premises before it escalated outside.

The deceased has since been identified as a 35-year-old engineer.

Additionally, his family members revealed that the deceased had left behind a son and unborn child.

Family members, who are still in shock over the incident requested the government to hasten the investigations into the incident.

“I got a call from one of my friends who was actually in that club and he told me that my brother’s son had been shot, so I went there and it was true he was there, I found him lying down,” one of his uncles told journalists.

The incident has caused residents to raise alarm that some revellers are allowed to enter nightclubs across cities and major towns in Kenya carrying firearms which poses a significant threat to other people.

Revellers at a club in Nairobi.
Revellers at a club in Nairobi.
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