New details now show that the police officer who went berserk killing his wife and five other civilians before turning the gun on himself on Tuesday, December 7, was a man under investigations.
Colleagues close Benson Imbatu revealed that he was under investigation by the Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA).
The insiders intimated that Imbatu was implicated in the murder of another civilian identified as Nicholas Lifedi mid this year, an incident IPOA has been probing.
According his colleagues, the killer officer had expressed fear that the he would be pinned down by the probe after preliminary reports established that a firearm assigned to him was used to execute Lifedi.
Speaking to the media on December 7, a colleague disclosed that the officer might have decided to take his own life as he was staring at a possible jail term should he have been found guilty.
Even as IPOA continues with its investigations, Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, on Tuesday, stated that the shooting spree could have been triggered by a disagreement between the officer and his estranged wife, only identified as Carol.
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