GSU officer arrested over murder of colleague at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

Police have arrested their colleague after investigations showed he killed his colleague at Wilson Airport and then falsified the report.

Detectives from Anti-Terror Police Unit said Constable Samson Morongo had been placed in custody in connection with the murder of Constable Stephen Mkangi, whom he allegedly shot dead on July 27 near the airport watch tower.

Morongo has been in hospital nursing a bullet wound he sustained then and which police believe was self-inflicted. 

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Earlier report was that the two officers who are attached to the General Service Unit (GSU) were at the Wilson Airport watch tower when they received a distress call.

And as they responded, two unknown gunmen in police uniform approached them and snatched their two AK47 rifles each loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition before shooting them, killing the officer.

"The DCI have ruled that theory out and proved that it was a homicide," DCI boss George Kinoti said.

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He added the suspect’s clothes were subjected to Gunshot Residue Test at the Government Chemist and tested positive, hence placing the suspect in close proximity to the scene.

The stolen weapons are however yet to be recovered. A team of detectives is now looking for them. 

The suspect had a week ago appeared in court where police said they were investigating him over the murder and asked for 14 days to detain him. Now the officers plan to go back to court and prefer the charges of robbery and murder. 

Anti-terror police had taken over the probe. 

 The anti-terror detectives want to understand the motive behind the incident. 

The airport is one of the crucial installations in the country and the killing was taken seriously.

Morongo had told police they were manning a watchtower at the airport on Saturday night when two men wearing jungle uniforms similar to those used by police approached them.

According to him the two men asked the GSU officers to accompany them to the nearby southern bypass where their car had developed a mechanical problem. 

“They told the GSU officers they needed assistance from them at the scene where their car had developed mechanical problems. They claimed to be police officers.”

As the GSU officers walked to the scene from where they were, two other men in jungle uniforms joined them prompting a scuffle as they tried to grab the officer’s gun.

The other men joined the scuffle attacking the survivor. The narrative has been ruled out as lie. 

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