Residents of Wabera village in Isiolo county woke up to disturbing news of a senior Administration Police officer having shot dead his 20-year-old girlfriend on Monday, April, 18.
Its not yet clear what occasioned the sad turn of event for the couple who are said to have been staying together with Decosta Abdala, a senior sergeant.
Abdalla immediately fled the scene of crime and police have launched a manhunt for him. He will face charges of murder and misuse of a firearm if and when arrested.
According to Isiolo County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) David Cheruiyot, the suspect shot his lover on the chest killing her instantly at around 6 AM.
A sombre mood engulfed the Wabera AP camp as neighbours and relatives gathered to catch a glimpse of the unfortunate act against one of their own.
This comes barely a week after a series of love gone sour murder cases in what serves to underline the growing number of violence in relationships with devastating outcomes.