A police constable has been arrested after firing 10 shots and killing his friend in Nairobi's Westlands area.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the officer named Edgar Mokamba who was based at Gigiri's Nyari Police Patrol Base, shot his friend while they were chewing miraa on Tuesday December 29, 2020, leading to his death.

Following the incident, the officer was disarmed of his AK-47 rifle and arrested.

“Murder suspect Edgar Mokamba-a police constable at Gigiri's Nyari Police Patrol Base is in custody following the death of his civilian companion last evening. With an AK47 rifle, the officer had been deployed as a station guard moments before he was joined by his regular friend, and who frequents at the patrol base located in Nairobi's Westlands area.

“Shockingly, a blast of shots was heard hours later where the officer in-charge base rushed to the scene only to find the lifeless body of the victim at the driver's seat of his Toyota Probox. The officer, who had been socially chewing miraa with the deceased the whole time was disarmed and arrested, having sprayed 10 rounds of ammunition in the blast,” DCI said.

The DCI further noted that an investigation has been launched to establish the motive behind the killing.