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Policeman Shoots Judge In Court 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.

Infuriated by the decision, Kipruto pulled out a gun and shot Magistrate Kivuti, wounding her, the BBC reported.

Court officers were reported to have immediately intervened, and in the ensuing confrontation, Kipruto was shot dead.

Three other officers were also injured during the incident, according to a police report.

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The judiciary confirmed that Magistrate Kivuti had revoked the bail for an accused person who had jumped bond and did not provide satisfactory reasons for doing so.

The judiciary’s statement read, “Immediately this decision was pronounced, a person shot at the magistrate and injured her on the hip.”

It noted initial reports that indicated “that the shooter is a police officer who is married to the suspect.”

The national police service mentioned that Kipruto was present in court for “unknown reasons,” and investigations are underway to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.

The injured magistrate and officers were initially said to be receiving treatment in the hospital.

However, on Saturday, Justice Martha K Koome wrote on X, that Makadara Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti had “lost the fight” against her “extensive injuries”.

“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.”

“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.

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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