Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Met special shot dead in Kenya

A Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police has been shot dead in Kenya, the force has reported

A Metropolitan Police special constable has been shot dead in Kenya, the force has said.

Jamal Moghe, 26, who operated from a west London police station and worked as a special in Brent borough, was killed on Saturday.

Ealing borough commander Andy Rowell paid tribute to the exhibits officer, saying: "We were all shocked and saddened to hear of Jamal's death.

"He was a popular member of the team at Ealing borough, and he also chose to serve his community by volunteering as a special.

"Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this time."

Mr Moghe was travelling on a bus with 70 passengers 150 miles north of the capital Nairobi when it was ambushed by bandits, it was reported.

The victim was singled out and murdered because the attackers found his police identification, The Sun reported.

Mr Moghe's best friend Shil Abdiaziz told the newspaper: "We believe they found his Met Police ID card - it spooked them and that's why he was the only one shot and killed."

It was reported that the officer came to Britain as a teenager from war-torn Somalia and was on his first trip back to Africa as part of a charity mission to send UK laptops to school pupils there.

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