Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I earlier today gave a statement following an ugly incident where a police officer attached to his security team shot dead his wife before turning the gun on himself.
In his condolence message to the families and friends, the former education CS expressed his deep pains at the tragic incident surrounding the young and vibrant couple.
“It’s a rude awakening to psychological challenges amongst some of our young officers that we have no choice but to now pay greater attention to.
Police Constable Hudson Wekesa, attached to Matiang’is ministry yesterday Tuesday 6, April 2021 evening shot dead his wife before taking his life constable Pauline Wekesa.
A report by the National Police Service indicated that the two had a domestic exchange before the unfortunate happened.
“Wakise briefly talked to his wife and they started exchanging bitter words. The wife was accusing him of infidelity. As a result, Wakise went out of the house and shortly returned to the sitting room. He suddenly drew out his Jericho pistol s/no. KP- 44333035 and fired several rounds at his wife’s chest killing her instantly. He then turned the firearm to himself and shot on his chin,” reads a police report.
He was attached to the VIP protection unit at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government while his wife was in the traffic department attached to Kilimani Police Station.
Wakise was reportedly out of duty from April 1st until yesterday when he returned to work on Tuesday 6th and left for his residence at around 3 PM.
The two bodies have since been moved to the Kenyatta University mortuary awaiting postmortem and preservation.
This comes months after the NPSC in January released a statement saying that the increase in murders and suicide cases among police officers could be associated with the limited supervision of junior officers residing outside police camps.
“Stagnation in rank, disciplinary actions arising from desertion and inadequate monitoring of junior officers leaving outside police lines are among causes of stress in officers identified,” reads an excerpt of the statement.