Mombasa cop shoots himself dead

Mombasa cop

A police constable based at Makupa Police Station, Mombasa on Sunday night killed himself over unclear circumstances.

Constable Jacob Masha used his G3 rifle to shoot himself inside his house at the Makupa police lines.

The motive of the incident is yet to be known.

Police said they heard a gunshot from the deceased officer’s house and when they checked they found it locked from inside.

It was then that they broke in and found the 32-year-old officer lying in a pool of blood having shot himself in the chin and the bullet exited through the forehead.

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The body was moved to the Coast General Teaching and Refferal Hospital mortuary.

Coast police boss Manasseh Musyoka said they are investigating the incident.

This is the latest such incident to affect police in a series that is linked to mental issues.

Dozens of police officers have died as a result of suicide in a trend that is attributed to stress at work.

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