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Monica Kivuti: Magistrate Dies After Being Shot By Senior Police Officer

Monica Kivuti
The late Monica Kivuti was a Magistrate at Makadara Law Courts. Photo:

Makadara Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti is dead, Chief Justice Martha Koome has confirmed in an emotional post.

Kivuti succumbed to serious injuries sustained after being shot by a senior police officer on Thursday, June 13.

Koome condoled with the family of the Magistrate and promised to stand in solidarity with her family.

“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,”

“We condole with the family, friends and the entire judiciary fraternity during this very difficult period of mourning,”

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

The Chief Justice said a comprehensive statement by the Judiciary Leadership Team which is in a meeting will be issued shortly.

According to sources, Kivuti had lost a lot of blood after the shooting incident.

Family and friends had appealed for blood donations but tragically she lost the battle for life.

Police identified the senior police officer who shot and killed Magistrate Monica Kivuti.

According to a police report seen by WoK, the officer’s name is Sampson Kipchirchir Kipruto aged 55.

Kipruto is the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Londiani.

The police officer’s wife Jennifer Wairimu was accused in a case of obtaining money by false pretence amounting to KSh 2.9 million.