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SAD: Soldier Goes Wild, Shoots His Girlfriend Dead Then Commits Suicide

The Evangelist edition
October 9, 2022
By Idorenyin UMOREN

A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier Emmanuel Walugu Onyango has stunned the public with his acts by killing his girlfriend and turning the gun on himself.

According to agency reports, while clothed in full military battle gear, the soldier shot himself in the chin with an AK-47 weapon.

This comes after he blasted bullets into the body of Ms Immaculate Mwende Mwirigi in what police say was a case of love gone wrong.

It’s reported that the bodies of the two were found in an apartment in Nanyuki town where they reportedly lived together.

A resident of an apartment was said to had alerted police that she had heard gunshots near her neighbour’s house at around 9:30pm on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Laikipia County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) Mr Onesmus Towett, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said police officers rushed to the scene but found the door of the house locked from inside.

The officers were then forced to break into the house where they found the two bodies lying on the floor. Immaculate was already dead having been shot at close range, according to sources.

They rushed Emmanuel to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

“The officer was on duty just before the incident took place, he then went ahead and asked for permission to go for supper at 6pm during which he went to meet Ms Mwirigi,” said Mr Towett.

The motive of the incident is yet to be known. The bodies were moved to a local morgue pending probe.

A review of Immaculate’s social media shows that she had been dating the soldier probably from last year.

On his part, Emmanuel had made a post suggesting suicide way back in September of 2013, around the same time he had Osama bin Laden as his profile picture.

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