By Augustine Ehikioya
For attempting to kill a suspected lover of his wife, a 47-year-old licensed civilian firearm holder has been arrested in Mtwapa, Kilifi county in Kenya.
The suspect, who had trailed his wife to Tamaduni Gardens in Kilifi Town, is now being processed for arraignment.
These were contained in a press statement by Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), obtained on Monday by Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “Still in Mtwapa, Kilifi county, a 47-year-old licensed civilian firearm holder has this evening been disarmed and his license retained, after an incident involving him and a younger man he suspects to be enjoying a clandestine extramarital affair with his wife.
“The suspect who is currently in custody had at around 3pm, trailed his wife from their home in Mtwapa to Tamaduni Gardens in Kilifi Town, where he busted her with the 29-year-old man having a good time in the car.
“He immediately reached for his Czeska pistol and discharged one round in the air, ostensibly to scare and get hold of the young man who jumped out of the car and fled for dear life.
“The suspect tried to stop the fleeing man who sprinted faster than a cheetah, in vain.
“Dejected, the suspect who unjustifiably used his firearm posing danger to other members of the public, presented himself at Kilifi Police Station where he is currently being processed for arraignment,” the statement said.