Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi says the Ministry will form rules banning police officers from having intimate relations with colleagues.
Speaking on Friday in Nyeri County during the official opening ceremony of the direct entry cadet inspectors course at the National Police College Kiganjo Campus, Dr Matiang'i noted that the move would help avert marital murders.
Three weeks ago a police officer attached to CS Matiangi's office shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.
Hadson Mkondo Wakise who served at the VIP protection unit in the Ministry of Interior shot his wife Pauline Wakasa, a traffic cop attached to Nairobi’s Kilimani Police Station.
“PC Wakise who had been off duty since April 1, reported back to work yesterday but left at 3.00 pm and retired to his residence at GSU camp. It is alleged that he shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself, ending both their lives,” IG Hilary Mutyambai said in a statement.
CS Fred Matiang’i mourned the officers as young and vibrant individuals adding “it is a rude awakening call to psychological challenges amongst our young officers that we have no choice but to now greater attention to.”
Mental health problems facing officers raised questions among Kenyans who engaged the IG of Police over the same.
Mutyambai in response said the National Police Service has a dedicated department to handle the issues of mental health within the service at all times.