Tragedy has befallen Meru County government after the speaker’s bodyguard was sprayed with bullets by a driver who later shot himself.
Joseph Kaberia is the speaker for Meru County, whose driver was shot dead on Sunday morning although he wasn’t at the scene.
It is alleged that the driver picked up the bodyguard with intentions of dropping him to his sister’s place before an argument ensued.
Soon after the argument, neighbors heard gunshots in the air only to find out that the bodyguard had been sprayed with bullets, 17 cartridges found at the scene and left unconscious in cold blood.
On arrival, the police found the bodyguard writhing in pain with his pistol in hand and all the 15 bullets intact.
He was rushed to Neema Hospital in Kasarani and pronounced dead.
The driver who is a licensed gun holder had proceeded afterwards to shoot himself on the left leg in an attempt to cover his actions.
He was arrested, with investigations ongoing to ascertain the cause of the argument which later led to the atrocious murder.
Ideally, a postmortem is said to have to be conducted to ascertain the number of bullets pumped in his body.
There has been a worrying trend of people in high positions especially those licensed to carry guns being found in the same exact situations.
It brings questions and worries on the procedure and qualification needed for one to hold guns.
A recent debate about arming security guards adds more worry due to such scenes and incidents.
The police urged people to be careful when dealing with armed people and ideally advised on not taking actions in one’s hands rather leave to the authorities and the law to take its course.