A prison officer from Kangeta GK prison in Imenti, Meru, planned to kill a female student at the Mount Kenya University after she allegedly defrauded him nearly Sh. 1 million. The officer who was identified as Constable Edwin Omuse hinted to one of his friends that he was planning to kill the girl who was identified as Sandra Njoki.
He then took a G3 rifle gun and concealed it in a gunny bag, before traveling to Thika where the student was. According to a report that appeared in a local daily, Omuse was spotted by a fellow officer, Sergeant Benjamin Ndunda at Kangeta Shopping Centre carrying the gun in a gunny bag.
Ndunda immediately alerted the officer on duty Caroline Wambui who then made a report under the OB number 29/24/8. The police started a manhunt for Omuse. “In a bid to save the girlfriend’s life, detectives from the Special Service Unit supported by their Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau counterparts, immediately swung into action, and through intelligence managed to trace her in her house located at Kisii estate in Thika town,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigation said.
After the girl was moved to safety, detectives lay in wait. At around 5pm on Wednesday and entered into the girl’s house using a spare key. He then assembled the rifle, and called the girl asking about her whereabouts. “Detectives immediately moved in silently without firing a single shot, arrested Constable Edwin Omuse, and then recovered the firearm, which was loaded with 20 rounds that had been hidden underneath a sofa in the sitting room,” a report in the media said.
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This incident prompted the DCI to issue warning to university and college students to stop getting entangled with men they hardly know about.
“The DCI strongly warns and cautions the female youth particularly those in the Universities, Colleges and other tertiary institutions to be wary of predators whose bond of love is premised on monetary cords that are meant to temporarily win their affection. These cords suffer monetary volatility which lead to suicidal and animalistic psychological attacks. Take time to know him and do due diligence,” the DCI cautioned.