A police officer in Nairobi allegedly killed six people, including his wife, before finally turning the gun on himself early on Tuesday.
According to police, security forces became aware something was amiss after a loud noise was heard in the officer’s apartment, followed by the sound of gunfire.
Armed with an AK-47, the cop was believed to have first shot his wife before randomly targeting passersby in his neighbourhood in the Kenyan capital.
The shooter’s motive was not initially clear.
Shortly after the shooting, mourners gathered to protest, demanding compensation for relatives of the dead.
The demonstrations quickly descended into unrest, and a mob burned tyres and blocked a major highway before police could disperse the crowd.