A General Service Unit officer attached to the office of the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.
Police are yet to establish what triggered the act by Hudson Wakise. He lived in Ruaraka, Nairobi county, with his wife Pauline Wakise and child. Pauline was also a police officer, working in the traffic department in Kilimani. Their two daughters were not hurt.
“I am deeply pained by the tragic incident involving PC Hudson Wakise and his wife PC Pauline Wakasa both young and vibrant Police officers with brilliant futures tragically ended in their shocking demise,” said CS Matiang’i in a statement. “It’s a rude awakening to psychosocial challenges amongst some of our young officers that we have no choice but to now pay greater attention to. My sincere condolences to their families and friends.”
The bodies of the deceased were moved to the Kenyatta University Mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Cases of police officers using their firearms against their colleagues/families have been on the rise in recent past. Three weeks ago, an officer at Nyamira police station shot two of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.
In mid-March, a paramilitary officer killed a fellow officer before shooting himself dead at a camp in Trans Nzoia County.
Earlier in the year, an officer was gunned down after killing a female colleague at Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi.