A police officer has been arrested and taken to Kitale Police Station after opening fire at villagers at Kolongolo in Kwanza, Trans-Nzoia County leaving two people dead while others seriously injured.

The police will remain in custody as investigations start on whether he used excessive force in the incident.

The shooting incident occurred at about 4pm on Sunday when three police officers responded to a domestic dispute report.

Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Erastus Mbui said that When they arrived at the suspect’s homestead, a scuffle ensued as the suspect resisted arrest and his friends protested the manner in which the police were handling him.

It was then that one of the police officers is said to have fired his gun, killing two people on the spot.