KDF officer arrested after attempting to detonate smoke grenade at ex-wife’s home

Saturday, January 16th, 2021 12:38 |

The military police are holding a Kenya Defence Forces(KDF) officer who attempted to detonate a smoke grenade at his ex-wife's home.

Denis Ochieng, a sergeant based at Mandera threw the grenade into the compound of his ex-wife's parents after a brief altercation on the custody of their children.

According to a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), Ochieng was told to wait for his ex-wife's parents to arrive so that they could discuss about the children.

Agitated, the sergeant took a grenade from his military jacket and threw it on the compound before speeding off.

After the device failed to explode, he turned back to collect it, and threw it into a nearby river afterwards.

Military police and detectives from Butula helped to apprehend the suspect. The search for the grenade was on-going at the time of releasing the statement.

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