Shock gripped Matithi village in Murang’a County on Sunday afternoon after an Administration Police Officer shot in air threatening to kill his parents over a piece of land.
The officer, who is deployed at a police post in Siaya County, arrived home on a motorcycle and shot twice in air threatening to kill his father Harrison Muigua and his stepmother, Mrs. Waireri Muigua.
The parents scampered for safety screaming for help hence attracting neighbours.
The police constable who was ferrying the rifle in a sack vowed to eliminate the two accusing them of living on a land belonging to his mother.
The mother of the accused separated with her husband two years ago and moved to live in a rented house in Ruiru.
After harsh exchange of words, the policeman rode away on a waiting motor cycle threatening to return and eliminate the parents if they failed to move out of his mother’s land.
Shocked stepmother narrated that they were living in a state of fear following increased threats from their son.
His father pleaded with him to spare us as we were coming from the shamba but he was determined to accomplish his mission, recounted Waireri.
A neighbour, Peter Chomba, said the 23 year old officer he identified as Ephantus who joined the force two years ago, was bitter that his father married a second wife and he suspected the two were intending to sell the disputed piece of land.
He had told them that next time he will be coming with a gun as he was a trained police man and he will not be using a machete anymore, said Peter Chomba a village elder.
The Murang’a East Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Kepha Marube said investigations had been launched after the two victims recorded their statements with the police.
He said initial investigations had revealed the policeman could have hired a rifle from a criminal gang.
After he caused panic in the village, he disappeared but we are looking for him. We have communicated with his seniors in Siaya to arrest him if he shows up, said Marube.
Source: Kenya News Agency