Kabete: Police manage to calm down furious protesters after colleague killed six civilians

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 13:09 | < 1 min read
Police containing residents around Mountain View Mall. PHOTO/ANTYNET FORD.

Calm has been achieved around Mountain View Mall in Kabete after police officers threw teargas canisters to disperse protesters following the killing of six people by a Kabete-based police officer.

The angry residents led by bodaboda riders had blocked the Nakuru-Naivasha road in protest.

This comes after a bizarre incident that occurred at 3:00 am in the area where a police officer killed six people including his wife before committing suicide.

The dead included his neighbours and bodaboda riders who had rushed to his house to check what was happening.

“He has killed people and some are at the Kenyatta National Hospital,” an angry resident said.

"We were demonstrating because two of our members were killed in the incident. It's very sad that when someone has stress instead of them solving it amicably they involve everyone," said Erick one of the Bodaboda riders.

One of the riders who spoke on anonymity however said that they would continue protesting once the officers leave.

" We will still protest. We are not happy with what they have done," he said.

Dagoretti OCPD Francis Wahome has confirmed the incident and urged residents to remain calm as authorities handle the matter.