Police officer allegedly shoots wife to death in Mombasa

Police in Mombasa are investigating an incident where a police officer allegedly shot his wife three times leading to her death.

30-year-old Emaily Masinza was shot twice on the thighs and stomach on December 6, 2022 and taken to the Coast General Hospital where she was receiving treatment before succumbing to the injuries Friday morning.

The family of John Azangu, father of the late Masinza, is demanding justice after she was killed by her husband Meshack Kosgei, an officer attached to the Bamburi Police Station.

According to the father, the two have been married for 3 years, with the relationship rocked by quarrels for some time.

“Ni mwezi Oktoba alisema amepigwa na simu na akamnyanganya I.D yake nikamwelezea funga virago akufuate ni Christmas...juzi napigiwa msichana amepigwa risasi,” said Mr. Azangu.

The incident is said to have happened December 6, and for the last 10 days Masinza had been receiving treatment at the Coast General Hospital where doctors managed to remove two bullets before she succumbed to the injuries.

“Hata ndio nimegundua walitoka police station...huyu si ni muuwaji, sasa askari anatoka police na risasi hiyo ni vizuri kweli?” Posed Mr. Azangu.

Topister Juma, a gender oficer in Muhuri, said: “Ilikuwa ni ndoa ya malumbano hata wakatoka wanaishi nje ya kambi...huko nje mambo ilikuwa ni hayo hayo.

The officer has been arrested and, according to the security apparatus in Mombasa, investigations to ascertain the cause of the incident are ongoing with the officer expected to be arraigned on Monday.


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