The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Mystery as presidential escort officer found dead

Investigations are ongoing

President Uhuru Kenyatta's convoy

Constable Samuel Ngatia, a police officer attached to the elite presidential escort unit was on Monday found dead in his house in Juja, Kiambu County.

According to reports reaching the news desk, preliminary investigations show that Ngatia committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

He was alone in the house within the General Service Unit’s Recce squad camp along Kenyatta Road at the time of the incident.

ADVERTISEMENT

Officials who visited the scene said he used his pistol to shoot himself, and preliminary findings show the bullet entered on the right side and exited on the left side.

In the house, police recovered a Jericho pistol loaded with 13 bullets and a Trevor Sub Machine Gun with two magazines loaded with 30 bullets.

He did not look stressed when we met last Friday and we are waiting for word from the police on the incident,” disclosed a close family member.

There have been growing concern in Kenya over an alarming rise in suicides.

According to police, more than 500 people in the country took their lives in the first six months of 2021, more than in all of 2020.

ADVERTISEMENT

Central Kenya recorded the highest number of suicide cases, at 181. The Rift Valley region reported 68, Nyanza 67, Nairobi 63, the eastern region 57, the western region 29, the coastal region 14, and northeastern Kenya three cases so far this year.

Murder-suicides within the National Police Service are also on the rise.

In response to the rising cases of murder-suicides within the police, NPS has embarked on an ambitious programme to sensitise all police officers in trauma healing and psychological wellbeing.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Legislator Magdalene Kamene Kalembe dies in Nairobi

Legislator Magdalene Kamene Kalembe dies in Nairobi

AI & tech tools birth new era of activism by gen z and millennials in Kenya

AI & tech tools birth new era of activism by gen z and millennials in Kenya

Update on officer who lost both arms in Tuesday protests after teargas explosion

Update on officer who lost both arms in Tuesday protests after teargas explosion

Blog: Police officer loses fingers after teargas exploded on his hand [Video]
Live

Blog: Police officer loses fingers after teargas exploded on his hand [Video]

Win for M-PESA users as gov't drops several tax proposals on Finance Bill 2024

Win for M-PESA users as gov't drops several tax proposals on Finance Bill 2024

Kenyans share tips on how to identify undercover police officers during protests

Kenyans share tips on how to identify undercover police officers during protests

Why MPs won't vote for Finance Bill 2024 on Tuesday

Why MPs won't vote for Finance Bill 2024 on Tuesday

Monica Kivuti's Biography: Career profile, community work, husband & 3 kids

Monica Kivuti's Biography: Career profile, community work, husband & 3 kids

Struggles of teen moms: Cast out by society & neglected by the government

Struggles of teen moms: Cast out by society & neglected by the government

ADVERTISEMENT