James Nyagienye the care taker of the rental house [Photo: Peterson Githaiga]

A police officer was shot and killed by armed gangsters in Kitengela, Kajiado on Friday night.

The two gunmen shot Erick Mwirigi, an officer based in Athi River police station three times in the chest neck, and abdomen.

The fourth bullet hit his wife Gloria Ngatha who was left nursing an injury on her left hand. She was admitted at the Nairobi Womens Hospital Kitengela branch and doctors said she is out of danger.

Luckily, their six-year-old girl was not harmed during the shooting that left the neighbours in a big shook.

According to the neighbours, two men armed with a pistol entered his rental house at Milimani area and shot him.

They first ordered his wife to transfer some money to their phone lines before turning their gun on the officer.