• Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Makadara law courts magistrate shot by a police officer while delivering a ruling

Makadara law courts magistrate shot by a police officer while delivering a ruling

A Magistrate was on Thursday afternoon shot and injured at the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi.

According to police, Makadara Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti was shot by a police officer during an active court session where she was delivering a ruling in a case involving the wife of the officer.

Other police officers who were present during the incident responded and fatally shot the senior officer identified as Chief Inspector Samson Kipruto, killing him on the spot.

The suspect is reported to have been infuriated by the Magistrate’s decision to cancel the bond granted to his wife.

“The Magistrate cancelled the bond for an accused person who had jumped bond and had failed to offer satisfactory explanations for jumping bond. Immediately this decision was pronounced, a person shot at the Magistrate and injured her on the hip,” said the Judiciary in a statement on the incident.

Detectives have since visited and cleared the scene as investigations into the incident continue.

“As the Judiciary family, we wish our colleague a quick recovery. We also send our condolences to the family of the officer who lost his life in this unfortunate incident,” reads the statement issued by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Winfridah Mokaya.

 

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