NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – An Administration Police officer has been arrested after shooting his colleague dead in Tigania East.
The officer attached to Gambela AP camp shot his colleague three times in the chest using a G3 rifle during the Monday 6pm incident.
The motive remains unclear.
The incident comes barely a week after the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet was presented with an inquiry report on the cause of such shootings by police targeting colleagues.
The report that contains numerous recommendations has not been made public.
Available statistics show that up to three police officers are shot or killed by their colleagues every month, raising serious concerns in the country.
The National Police Service has in the previous incidents lost tens of officers in the hands of their own.
On July 14, an officer went on a shooting spree killing seven of his colleagues, including a one from the elite Recce squad in Kapenguria Police Station.
The siege in the station started when the attacker, identified as Abdilhakim Maslah opened fire on his fellow officers, leading to a hostage situation.
In the initial stage, police suspected the attacker was an Al-Shabaab terrorist who had been arrested earlier.
In some cases, police officers have also shot themselves dead.
On August 24, a female police officer shot herself dead at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Gaudencia Wausi Muinde is reported to have locked herself in the toilet, where she shot herself in the head using a pistol.
Besides psychological challenges, the Kenya police are exposed to harsh working conditions like meagre salaries and poor working conditions.