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Senior DCI officer shoots colleague dead in fight over car

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Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has ordered the arrest of an officer who gunned down his colleague in Kiambu on Thursday.

Chief inspector Duncan Maina of DCI headquarters fatally shot Evanson Kipngetich Busienei as the latter was walking back to Thindigua police post.

A police report said that Busienei, in the company of another man, stopped Maina and demanded he be given the vehicle he (Maina) was driving.

Maina, the report adds, informed his colleague that the vehicle bearing reg no KAU 429U belonged to the DCI.

“After warning him he would shoot, Busienei told him to do so while advancing towards him. “This prompted him (Maina) to stop the vehicle, drew his pistol and shot Busienei at close range.”

Maina then alighted and shot continuously at Busienei when he further advanced towards him. He then shot towards the other man accompanying Busienei, but the fellow took cover in a construction site.

Maina further shot towards a short chase Land Rover reg KBY 037Z, where four other men were standing. They escaped. He reported the matter at Thindigua police post – OB 2/23/11/2018 at 12.32am.

The body was found with two exit wounds on the back and two gun wounds at the chin. The Land Rover was shot at once and the rear screen smashed as its driver drove off to report at Kiambu police station.

Busineni’s body was taken to Kenyatta University mortuary pending an autopsy. Four cartridges of 9mm were collected at the scene. 

None of the other five people at the scene was injured. “The DCI officer has since been disarmed,” the police report reads.

Speaking in Nairobi on Friday, Matiang’i said he had talked with Inspector General Joseph Boinnet over the issue. “Something is not adding up,” he said.

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