Nairobi News


Tragedy as Police officer shoots herself dead at JKIA

A female police officer attached to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday morning shot herself dead while at work.

The officer shot herself in the head at around 7am, according to the Kenya Airport Police Unit (KAPU) Deputy Commandant, Rono Bunei.

“She has been on leave and she arrived at work today. She had been interacting well with her colleagues and did not show any signs of being frustrated. In fact, she was very jovial,” Mr Bunei said.

He said the officer, a corporal, removed her beret and swagger-cane and placed them on a table at the Control Room before going to the toilet.

“All we heard was a gunshot and we found her seated on the toilet seat, dead, with her official Jericho Pistol in her hand,” Mr Bunei said, adding that police officers were trying to find out what may have driven her to suicide.

The body of the officer, who is survived by one child, was taken to the City Mortuary.

The incident comes just three weeks after an officer attached to the traffic department in Kisumu shot himself dead.

Police Constable Alfred Ndalana, a rider, shot himself using a colleague’s rifle at their house in the city, after expressing fear about the ongoing vetting exercise.