A police officer in a central Kenyan town has gone on a shooting rampage, killing 10 people in three different bars, officials said.
The shooting spree happened on Saturday night in Siakago, 90 miles north-east of the capital, Nairobi.
Officials are investigating the shootings, said provincial police chief Marcus Ochole. He confirmed 10 people were killed but said he could not immediately provide details.
John Chelimo, the district commissioner, said the suspect, who he said was in his 30s, went out last night looking for a female friend but that he could not find her, The Press Association reports.
Charles Owino, a deputy spokesman for the police division, said investigations were centring around claims that Karanja had discovered he was infected with HIV and was looked for his girlfriend whom he suspected could have infected him with the virus.
Police are also looking into reports he was angry after finding out his lover was having an affair.
Mr Owino said: 'He went from one bar to another and was shooting indiscriminately. Apparently he was looking for his girlfriend after he left duty.
'Among the 10 dead were two of his colleagues who were investigating the shootings,' according to Daily Mail.
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