Members of the National Police Service have been invited to offer voluntary contributions to the family of the late Duncan Wachira, a former police commissioner.

Mr Wachira died on October 21, 2020 at his Nairobi home with President Uhuru Kenyatta describing the former police boss as a true servant of the nation and a patriot.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua in a letter dated October 23, 2020 to all regional and formation commanders said the family needed help from the service.

Mbugua in his appeal said the late Wachira's family exhausted their saving during his treatment and had incurred a pending medical bill amounting to over five million.

"The family has requested the National Police Service to assist settle the bill. This is, therefore, to request you to convey the request to all officers under your command to voluntarily contribute," the Deputy IG's letter reads in part.

Wachira suffered a heart in July 2019 and spent several months undergoing treatment at Apollo Protocol Hospital in Chennai India.

Officers have been asked to make contributions before October 30, 2020. Part of the targeted five million contributions will be set aside as funeral expenses.