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Speaker Justine Muturi’s bodyguard shot dead by colleague

NAIROBI
By CYRUS OMBATI | February 11th 2017
National Assembly Speaker Justine Muturi, a bodyguard attached to him was killed by a colleague. PHOTO: STANDARD/FILE

A police officer attached to the Nairobi home of the Speaker of National Assembly Justine Muturi was Saturday morning shot dead by his colleague in an argument.

The shooting happened at about 2am at the Thigiri Ridge house. The assailant was arrested after the incident and is being held at the Gigiri police station for questioning. He shot his Administration Police colleague three times in the chest killing him instantly.

Senior police officers who visited the scene said there were signs of a long scuffle between the two before the shooting happened.

Muturi and his family were not present at the time of the incident. They were in Mombasa.

It's not clear what caused the scuffle. Gigiri OCPD Vitalis Otieno said they would interrogate the assailant officer for more details on the motive of the shooting.

A check on the body found the deceased was shot three times. He was in their official sentry box when he was shot using a rifle, police said.

Otieno and other senior officers visited the scene when news of the shooting trickled out. Neighbours said they heard a commotion and shouting from the compound before the shooting happened.

The body was moved to the mortuary.

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