A Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detective has committed suicide at his home in Kasarani, Nairobi.
Elias Kariuki Kirimo, who was stationed at Parklands DCI offices, reportedly hanged himself in his house at Pazuri Apartments near Naivas Kasarani on Friday.
The matter was reported at Kasarani police station by his son James Kithinji Kariuki.
Officers from Kasarani police station led by detective Vincent Kipkorir went to the scene and found the officer lying down in his bedroom.
The officers established that the officer had hanged himself on the window grills using a piece of cloth.
His two sons untied him and placed him on the floor in a bid to resuscitate him but their efforts were futile.
“The deceased officer’s neck had signs of strangulation below his chin. The scene was secured and later processed by the scene of crime personnel and the body was moved to the Kenyatta University Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem,” reads a police report.
Police launched investigations to establish what may have pushed the officer to take away his life.