A police officer based at the Kizurini police station in Kaloleni on Sunday killed himself using his G3 rifle.
The officer is said to have had a misunderstanding with his wife before shooting himself.
According to Kilifi county police commander Patrick Okeri, the officer reported on duty and later left the report office to drink water from his house where the wife was.
“The other officer who was left at the report office heard a gunshot and rushed to the direction of the gun shot. On reaching near the house he heard the wife shouting for help. He found the officer lying dead on a mattress,” said Okeri
The officer shot himself on the right jaw and the bullet came through the head. The officer who was posted to the station three years ago married the woman secretly and they are reported to have been in constant quarrels.
“The woman used to sell mnazi in Kaloleni. When the officer married her they relocated to Miritini in Mombasa where he rented a house for her. The woman has been putting pressure on the officer. On the fateful night the woman had spent the day drinking in one of the clubs in Kaloleni,” said a source who sort anonymity.
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The woman has three children from a previous relationship. The officer aged 23 years was three years old in the police force.
Kaloleni Member of Parliament Paul Katana advised officers to open up to their colleagues and seniors so that they can be advised whenever they face challenges in life.
He also urged the government to include psychological training in the police curriculum. The body was moved to Coast general hospital mortuary