A police constable attached to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s office died in a shooting incident alongside his wife, who was a traffic officer.
Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said preliminary investigations showed the General Service Unit (GSU) officer, Hudson Wakise, shot and killed his wife, Pauline Wakasa, before turning the gun on himself.
Officers who visited the scene found the bodies in the sitting room.
“Wakise, who had been off duty since April 1, reported back to work on April 6 but left at 3 pm and retired to his residence near the GSU camp,” read the statement.
They had argued over the move by Pauline to move out of the GSU camp.
She apparently moved out to the new house on Saturday.
Their two children aged five and two survived the tragic incident.
Witnesses said Wakise arrived home at about 9 pm and found his wife taking supper and an argument over her decision to move out arose.
He then left and went out before walking back and shot the woman in the chest eight times.
Pauline was a traffic officer attached to the Kilimani division and she had been on duty until late yesterday evening.
Matiang’i today mourned the two officers terming their deaths a tragic incident.
“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,” the CS tweeted.
“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.”