Another day and another police officer involved in gun drama.
Mogotio Officer Commanding Police Station (OCS), James Githinji has been arrested and investigations launched into a bar brawl in which the chief inspector is said to have attempted to shoot a barmaid.
According to an eyewitness at the Olepolos bar, Mr Githinji brandished a gun and attempted to shoot Ms Nancy Jepkirui over the loss of Sh 12,500.
“The officer was drinking in the bar at around 6.30am on Monday when he suddenly claimed that his Sh 12,500 had been stolen while at the entertainment joint. An eyewitness claimed that it is then that he brandished a Jericho pistol and attempted to shoot a bar maid, “said Area Divisional Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO) Mr Kiambati.
According to Mr Kiambati, the OCS accused Ms Nancy Jepkirui of stealing the cash when the row erupted.
The bar attendant raised alarm prompting members of the public to intervene and disarm the drunk OCS.
Mr Kiambati said that the firearm was confiscated from the OCS and handed to the police.
“Once we complete our investigations, the police officer will be charged in court with misuse of a firearm,”said Mr Kiambati as quoted by Nairobi News.