A police constable attached to the security detail of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on the evening of April 6, 2021, shot his wife dead before turning the gun on himself.

The officer since identified as, Hudson Wakise and his wife, police constable Pauline Wekesa are said to have been involved in a domestic row before the tragic incident happened.

"Wakise briefly talked to his wife and they started exchanging bitter words. The wife was accusing him of infidelity. As a result, Wakise went out of the house and shortly returned in the sitting room.

"He suddenly drew out his Jericho pistol s/no. KP- 44333035 and fired several rounds at his wife's chest killing her instantly. He then turned the firearm to himself and shot on his chin," a police report read in part.

Collage image of constable Hudson Wakise and his wife, police constable Pauline Wekesa. |Photo| Courtesy|

Wakise was attached to VIP protection detail at the Ministry of Interior while his wife was a traffic police officer attached to the Kilimani Police Station.

Reports indicate that the constable had been off duty since April 1 and only returned to work on April 6. He left work yesterday at around 3 pm for his house near the GSU camp.

The National Police Service (NPS) stated that neighbours and eyewitnesses will help officers piece up information that will be used in investigating the matter.

Their bodies were moved to the Kenyatta University Mortuary pending postmortem.

In January 2021, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) released a report indicating an increase in the number of cases involving officer murders and suicides. They attributed some of the cases to minimal supervision of junior officers who live outside the police camps.

"Stagnation in rank, disciplinary actions arising from desertion and inadequate monitoring of junior officers leaving outside police lines are among causes of stress in officers identified," an excerpt of the statement read in part.