High School teacher shot dead by her husband

Gruesome murder

High School teacher shot dead by her husband

A High school teacher was shot dead by her husband who is an Administration Police officer.

Confirming the incident Western regional AP boss, Rashid Yakub stated that the officer was on the run after killing his wife who teachers at Navakholo high school.

Mr Yakub further said that the firearm used in the gruesome murder was recovered and police were looking for the AP officer who is on the run.

Domestic violence

Cases of security officers killing their spouses have been on the rise over the past few years. Some of the incidents have been attributed to domestic violence.

Studies carried out elsewhere show that second-hand trauma — exposure to murders, road crashes and other gory incidents — are the leading causes of police suicides and murders.

Oscar Githua, a forensic psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at the United States International University, Nairobi, believes police and the disciplined forces have been neglected by the society and government.

PTSD

Some officers blame the high number of suicides and homicides by colleagues on frustrations, low salaries and poor working conditions.

The country is also experiencing a surge in cases of domestic violence with most of them actually go unreported.

Fida noted that domestic violence in the middle class is highly unreported as compared to abused women in rural areas and slums.

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