A police reservist is currently under police custody after he allegedly shot and killed his colleague under unclear circumstances.
Confirming the incident, Mandera County Police Commander Jeremiah ole Kosiom noted that the reservist in custody, Mohamed Billow Sheikh, is being interrogated.
Kosiom stated that the dead reservist was with three other officers on Monday evening when the incident occurred.
“It was reported by a reservist named Ahmed Shukri Bulle that a fellow reservist had shot himself at Greenview estate within town as they awaited their patrol vehicle,” he mentioned.
It is reported that the victim, Abdiraham Abass Adow, succumbed to gunshot injuries upon arrival at the Mandera County Referral Hospital.
“Our investigations have shown the deceased did not shoot himself but a bullet discharged from another gun fatally injured him,” Kosiom dismissed the previous reports that the victim shot himself.
The County Commander, one of the four officers who were on patrol yesterday had four bullets less than those given to him for duty at Mandera Police Station.
According to a police report, the victim was seated on a plastic chair at a miraa den while the colleague who allegedly shot him was standing near him.
“It is not true that the deceased shot himself since all the ammunition given to him has been accounted for but his colleague has four less bullets,” said Mr Kosiom.