Constable Simon Njoroge Njau, the police officer who on Saturday shot his girlfriend dead at a cyber café on Nairobi’s Tom Mboya Street, has died at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Police reports indicate that Constable Njoroge, who is attached to the Presidential Escort Unit, killed Anne Wanjohi at a cyber cafe she operates before he shot himself in the chest and left bicep.
Witnesses say that Njoroge raided the cyber cafe on Tom Mboya street opposite the Nairobi fire station where he found the lady attending to a client.
"He wanted to talk to her about their relationship because she had wanted to break up with him over the past two weeks.
"Anne was attending to a client but he insisted on talking to her. She said she was busy and needed to finish with the client," narrated Mr Ashford Hinga, Ms Wanjohi’s workmate.
Mr Hinga added that the officer left promising to come back and kept texting the deceased while he was away.
The officer would soon return to find Ms Wanjohi packing her belongings ready to leave and after seeing that she was not ready to listen to him, the officer pulled out his Jericho pistol and shot her hand.
"When Anne tried to get away, he shot her again and again as he threatened to shoot the other people who were in the cyber café and those who came to see what was happening," the witness recalled.
Ms Wanjohi's mother, Njambi Gacheru, told reporters that she had been waiting outside the cyber when her daughter was murdered.