There was drama at the Njoro sub county Hospital when a police officer pursued a patient seeking treatment there and shot her dead before taking his own life.
The patient later emerged to be his girlfriend who he had earlier on argued with her in their house before he assaulted her.
Constable Bernard Sivo had first attacked his girlfriend Mary Nyambura, 29 in their house and broke her right leg in an assault.
The woman later managed to go to the hospital where she sought to be treated for a fractured leg.
He apparently got wind that she had gone to the hospital.
While she was being attended to in a ward, the officer emerged while armed with an AK-47 rifle and pumped 10 bullets into her killing her on the spot.
Witnesses said the shooting forced medics who were attending to the woman to scamper for their lives at around 1 am Monday morning.
The woman was shot in the back and hands while on a bed dying on the spot.
The attacker escaped the hospital and went to the local police station while shooting in the air.
He later shot himself in the chin and the bullet exited in the forehead, police said.
By then a team had been mobilised to disarm him in vain.
The motive of the incident is yet to be known.
His colleagues said Sivo, 28 had taken over third shift cell sentry duties at the station.
He excused himself saying he wanted to make a call outside the report office with his AK-47 rifle loaded with 30 bullets before he left for the hospital.
The weapon was picked from where he had died.