A Kenya Forest Service ranger attached to Njukiri Forest Camp in Embu County has allegedly shot dead a woman before ending his own life.
Confirming the incident, Embu West Sub County Police Commander Charles Kinyua said police were informed of the shooting which took place at Koimugo a few kilometres from Embu town.
On arrival to the crime scene, Kinyua said they found the lifeless body of the KFS officer and an unidentified woman outside a rented house.
He also revealed that the officer used an AK 47 which was recovered with 28 rounds of ammunition with an assumption that 2 rounds had been used.
The police commander, however, maintained that police have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the heinous act.
The scene attracted a huge crowd which caused the police to have a hard time cordoning off the scene.
The bodies of the diseased have since been taken to Embu Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary.
The Police Commander is now urging citizens and members of the disciplinary forces to embrace dialogue and seek assistance as opposed to committing suicide.