Police in Elgeyo Marakwet are investigating an incident in which an officer shot and killed two forest rangers on Sunday night....READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

The officer identified as Evans Kimtai shot dead the two forest rangers before turning the gun on himself.

According to the police, the officer from the border patrol unit in Turkana shot dead the two at the Cheranganyi Forest Station.

Kimutai had travelled from Todonyang where he is based and shot the two after which he shot himself in the chin.

Armed with an AK47 rifle, he raided the station at about midnight and shot dead the two rangers aged 22 and 20 years respectively.

A third ranger was also shot and injured in the incident.

Police have linked the incident to a suspected love triangle.

Andrew Chemalingo, a chief for the area reported the incident to police who rushed to the scene.

One AK 47 rifle and several magazines were recovered at the scene.

Elgeyo Marakwet County Police Commander Peter Mulinge said the attacker had allegedly befriended one of the forest rangers and the two recently differed.

This led the authorities to ban the assailant from the Forest Station.

On Sunday, the assailant raided the station and shot randomly attempting to kill even the in-charge of the forest station, Mulinge said.

“He was armed and caused a lot of commotion shooting randomly before killing the two and injuring one other ranger,” Mulinge said.

According to the police, the assailant’s girlfriend was not at the forest station but he targeted her friends killing the two.

The man had accused the friends of interfering in their relationship….CONTINUE READING THE FULL ARTICLE>>>


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