Detecticves have launched investigations into an incident where an officer attached to the Interior ministry allegedly shot his wife dead before turning the gun on himself.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said bodies of Police Constable Hudson Wakise and his wife Police Constable Pauline Wakasa were recovered in their home.
Wakise was attached to the VIP protection of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i while Wakasa was a traffic officer attached to Kilimani Police Station.
According to preliminary investigations, the two were involved in a domestic altercation that occurred on Tuesday evening. It is reported that Wakise, who had been off duty since Thursday April 1, 2021, went back to work before leaving at 3 pm and retiring to his residence near the GSU camp.
He is later on alleged to have shot dead his wife before turning the gun on himself, an incident that has now prompted a probe.
“Eyewitnesses and neighbours are helping the police with investigations into the incident which took place outside the GSU camp at approximately 5.00 pm,” read a statement from IG Mutyambai.
CS Fred Matiang’I has since sent a message of condolence to the families of the two officers, mourning them as “young and vibrant” cops with their “brilliant futures tragically ended.”
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. It's a rude awakening to psychosocial challenges amongst some of our… pic.twitter.com/poSJUNPeFW
— Dr. Fred Matiang'i (@FredMatiangi) April 7, 2021
“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,” wrote the CS,
“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.”