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Tension In Court As Policeman Shoots Judge Dead For Revoking His Wife’s Bail

In a shocking incident, a senior policeman has been shot dead after he opened fire on a Judge in a Nairobi courtroom, following a ruling involving his wife.

According to a report made by the BBC, Chief Inspector, Samson Kipchirchir Kipruto, who was in charge of a police station in Londiani, western Kenya, attacked Makadara Principal Magistrate, Monica Kivuti.

This occurred on Thursday shortly after she cancelled bail for Kipruto’s wife due to her failure to appear in court.

This occurred on Thursday shortly after she cancelled bail for Kipruto’s wife due to her failure to appear in court.“It is with a heavy heart that I inform the nation that Hon. Monica Kivuti, Principal Magistrate, Makadara Law Courts has lost the fight against the extensive injuries sustained during an open gun attack in Court.”

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“The Judiciary family stands in solidarity during this deeply traumatic time and calls for sensitivity and compassion as we share in grief,” said Justice Koome.

A source at Nairobi Hospital told The Star newspaper that Ms Kivuti was shot in the chest and leg.

In response, the judiciary has vowed to enhance security measures, ensuring the safety of judicial staff and court attendees.

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Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Winfridah Mokaya expressed sympathy, stating, “As the judiciary family, we wish our colleague a quick recovery. We also send our condolences to the family of the officer who lost his life in this unfortunate incident.”

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