Incidents of police officers commiting suicide have raised concerns over the effectiveness of measures put in place by both the National Police Service and National Police Service Commission, to curb such incidents.
On Tuesday, a female police officer attached to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) reportedly died by suicide in Limuru, Kiambu County.
Constable Edith Nyawira used a scorpion rifle to blew up her head in a suicide mission.
The 35-year-old officer shot herself three times and was rushed to the nearby Health facility where she was pronounced dead.
Nyawira left behind two suicide notes for her sister and boyfriend. The notes were not made public, but reports indicated that it could have been out of domestic violence issues.
According to reports, the body of Nyawira was cremated at a private event in the city. The family said this was per her wishes.
Only a few friends and family members of the deceased attended the event. It is alleged that her ash was picked up for other rituals.
Mental health is a serious issue that should not be overlooked. Officers are urged to attend counseling sessions in order to avoid such cases in the future.
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