Authorities stationed at Limuru in Kiambu County are investigating the death of one of them who was found dead in her residence alongside a suicide note.
The deceased, a female police officer who was working under Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU), Edith Nyawira allegedly passed away in Limuru after committing suicide.
According to Citizen TV Kenya, Edith who was returning to her residence after coming from a patrol duty fatally ended her life by shooting herself dead.
Kiambu County CIPU Commander Doreen Gitonga stated that, officers under her will have to engage in counselling sessions so as to avoid future occurrences of similar suicide cases. She also pointed out that mental health is a major issue which should not be taken lightly.
Edith Nyawira's body has since been taken to a nearby morgue as the police extended their investigation in unveiling what triggered the death of their colleague.
Cases of police officers committing suicide have been alarming lately as a result of mental issues and unknown circumstances. The authorities are advised to reach out for professional assistance instead of making irrational decisions like committing suicide.
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