By ERIC WAINAINA, @EWainaina
A police officer was on Sunday morning arrested after he allegedly shot dead a politician who reportedly refused to buy him beer at a favorite nightclub in Limuru town, Kiambu County.
Police constable Edward Manjalu, attached at Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters, is usually said to have killed Mr William Mwangi at U-Turn bar over a bottle of beer.
The deceased, a building in addition to construction engineer, unsuccessfully vied for Lari Kirenga Ward Representative seat
According the bar’s management, Mr Mwangi was with his friends when the policeman demanded to take a beer coming from their table at around 3 am.
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Mr Mwangi in addition to his friends got angry in addition to told the officer which he would likely only enjoy the drink if he was ready to pay for which leading to a heated argument.
According witnesses, a confrontation ensued in addition to escalated to a fist fight between the Mr Mwangi’s team in addition to the officer.
The officer was left with injuries on his face.
“The problem began when the gentleman demanded to take one of the bottles of beer we had bought however we asked him to pay for which. He asked us if we knew who he was however we told him we are in a free country guarded by law” said one of the deceased’s companions, however who wished not to be named.
Mr George Karuga, the bar manager, said the club’s bouncers threw out the officer to restore calm.
However, when Mr Mwangi was leaving the premise, he met the officer waiting for him outside within the company of unknown people.
The deceased is usually reported to have entered his vehicle to leave, however the officer followed him shot him at a close range.
Limuru Directorate of Criminal Investigations officer Mr Mwenda Itheiba confirmed the arrest of the officer, who he said was assisting them with investigations.
The officer is usually being detained at Tigoni Police Station.
Source – Nairobi News
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Policeman arrested after killing Kiambu politician over free beer