Cases of suicide among police officers are common in Kenya, with some officers resorting to killing their spouses.
According to reports, it is alleged that a policewoman attached at Kiminini police station shot dead his husband, a police officer attached at Kiungani police station, before turning the gun on herself.
She is said to have threatened the husband, telling him that she would kill him before killing herself.
It is alleged that she shot at him twice and injured him on the right side of the head, killing him on the spot.
The shooting raised alarm among the neighbours who rushed to the scene to find out what was going on.
Upon sensing danger, the police woman turned the gun to her head and shot herself dead.
The incident comes in the backdrop of calls by members of the public and civil rights activists for the National Police Service (NPS) to offer support to their officers who are suffering mental health problems.
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