A police officer attached to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i shot dead his wife on Tuesday night before turning the gun on himself.
The lifeless bodies of Police Constable Hudson Wakise and his wife Pauline Wakasa, who was also a police officer, were found in their home on Wednesday morning, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said.
Wakise was attached to the VIP protection of CS Matiang’i while Wakasa was a traffic officer based at Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi.
Police believe Wakise killed his spouse and later committed suicide following a domestic brawl that occurred on Tuesday evening.
“Eyewitnesses and neighbors are helping the police with investigations into the incident which took place outside the GSU camp at approximately 5.00 pm,” Mutyambai said.
In a message of condolence to the families of the two officers, CS Matiang’i said, “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.”
“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.”