A police base in Lamu was tragically hit when a member of an elite team stationed there committed suicide.
Edwin Kuria’s death was discovered in the temporary residence he and his coworkers shared.
He reportedly took his own life on Tuesday at around 4 p.m. using an AK47 rifle that belonged to a coworker.
According to his coworkers, Kuria, a member of the Lamu-based Special Operations Group, took his own life with a four-bullet burst.
The lifeless body was discovered at the site in a house that the police were sheltering in, lying in a pool of blood.
It was determined that the deceased fired four shots at the chin, all of which left the head’s top right side. The rifle was used to recover the four cartridges.
The incident’s cause is yet unknown.
According to officials, the deceased officer was a member of the Kotile Special Operations Group, and on Monday he reported to a different camp on his way to his workplace.
The body was taken to the mortuary of the Mpeketoni Sub-County Hospital pending an autopsy.
This is the most recent suicide incidence to occur and have an impact on the service.
As a result of stress at work, many of police officers have died by suicide in recent years.
Police authorities have started counseling services and the National Police to combat the tendency.
Police authorities have started offering counseling services as part of measures to stop the trend, and the National Police Service Commission has set up and staffed a unit to handle their demanding circumstances.
The counseling section will, among other things, assess, plan, and direct an outreach program that aids in the prevention of mental illness and drug misuse.
Every month, there are at least three examples of police personnel who commit suicide.
Additionally, it will offer clients and families who are struggling with trauma, addiction, and mental health issues solutions.
In accordance with the NPS reform agenda, the unit will also take part in the creation of counseling policies, regulations, and strategies as well as the implementation, interpretation, and evaluation of counseling services, policies, procedures, and systems.