A police officer attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s security detail has died following a suicide incident in Juja, Kiambu County.
According to reports, Constable Simon Ngatia was reported dead on Monday morning, April 11 after reportedly shooting himself in the head.
The incident happened at a house within the General Service Unit’s (GSU) Recce squad camp on Kenyatta Road where the officer stayed alone.
The matter was reported at Hays Police Post.
“He used his pistol and shot himself in the head with preliminary findings showing that the bullet entered on the right side and exited on the left side,” the police report read in part.
Detectives from Thika recovered a Jericho pistol loaded with 13 bullets and a Trevor submachine gun with two magazines loaded with 30 bullets in the house.
Police also recovered two spent cartridges and one bullet head.
In January 2021, an officer attached to DP Ruto’s office committed suicide by jumping into a dam in Ngeria, Uasin Gishu County.
David Too jumped into the waters at 9 am on Friday from what could be a result of job-related stress after he misplaced a camera belonging to the Deputy President Press Service.
“He has been under pressure to explain how the camera he had in his possession got lost,” David’s brother, Aaron Sing’oei said.
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