Â A woman who witnessed her sister get shot dead by aÂ police officerÂ has recounted the last moments of the heartwrenching ordeal.
The officer,Â identified asÂ Likoni Deputy OCSÂ Joab Omondi,Â Â reportedlyÂ killed theÂ woman,Â Penina Kaimenyi, before turning the gun on himselfÂ in a fit of rage atÂ Lovely Bar in Mtongwe.
Kaimenyi’s sister, Violet Kanana, revealed that moments before her sister was shot dead, she had hangÂ out with the deceased before the officer showed up all stressed out.
“Tulikuwa tumeketi tukiwa wamama watatu, mimi na huyo dadangu na mama mwingine. Sasa huyo mtu hata hakutuongelesha, alipita tu na akaenda huko ndani akawaambia wazime radio,” narrated Kanana amidst sobs.
(We were three women seated, my sister, another woman and I. Then that man showed up and without even talking to us, proceeded into the bar ordering them to turn off the music.
After the music was tuned down, he drew his gun and fired inÂ the air. Kanana revealedÂ that she ran and hid into her sister’s stall and successfully dodged the rogue officer’s bullet.
Kaimenyi, however, did not. The officer shot her while she was attempting to get into the same stall to take cover.
â€śHe aimed the gun at me and fired a bullet, but I managed to miraculously dodge it. I, thereafter, hid in Peninaâ€™s stall. When Penina was attempting to get into the stall, he shot her in the head.
â€śI screamed and started running away. He looked at me. Our eyes met before he turned the gun on himself and fatally fired a bullet into his head,â€ť she continued.
According to reports, the incident occurred following aÂ quarrel on Thursday night.
The OCSÂ died instantly with the incident being reported at Inuka police station by a Good Samaritan.