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Police Officer Kills Self after Shooting Girlfriend

It is alleged that Sam Chelimo, who was attached to Murungwa police post first shot the woman only identified as Bena, a resident of Kokotorokwo village in Beneti Sub County before turning the gun on himself.

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A police constable in Kween district has shot himself dead after killing his girlfriend.  

It is alleged that Sam Chelimo, who was attached to Murungwa police post first shot the woman only identified as Bena, a resident of Kokotorokwo village in Beneti Sub County before turning the gun on himself.

The incident happened around 10:00pm on Wednesday in Murungwa trading center. 

Fredmark Chesang, the Sipi Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary investigations show that Chelimo suspected Bena of cheating on him with another man and infected him with HIV.

He condemned the act and advised police officers to lead by example. 

Fred Chebet, the Benet Sub county LC III Chairperson has asked the police leadership to consider deploying organised and sober officers to police stations in rural areas. 

The deceased’s bodies are lying at Kapchorwa General Hospital pending postmortem.