Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday,April 7 issued a statement after a General Service Unit (GSU) officer Hudson Wasike, assigned to his office, shot and killed his wife Pauline Wakasa, before commiting suicide.
Cs Matiang’i cited the couple as young and vibrant officers saying their death is a tragic incident.
“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,” the CS tweeted.
The deeply pained CS also stated that incident was a rude awakening to the psychological challenges amongst officers.
“It’s a rude awakening to psychological 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,” Matiang’i wrote.
Hudson Wasike is said to have shot and killed his wife, a traffic officer on Tuesday, evening April 6 and minutes later turned the gun to self.
Confirming the incident, Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai said that it is speculated that the two officers had a domestic altercation before the heinous act.
Reports indicated that Wakise had been off duty since Thursday,April 1 and only returned to work on Tuesday,April 6 but left work for home at 3pm and it was when he commited the sin.
“Eyewitnesses and neighbours are helping the police with investigations into the incident which took place outside the GSU camp at approximately 5.00 pm,” the statement indicated.
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