, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 3 – A police officer has committed suicide in Kapsokwony by shooting himself in the head using an AK-47 rifle.
The constable had just been assigned the gun for patrol duties when he locked himself in his house and blew his head off, according to a police report seen by Capital FM News.
The incident comes weeks after the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet was handed a report detailing the cause of similar cases.
The report which was not been made public identified low morale over poor pay and stress among the leading causes of officers taking their own lives.
Statistics available at Police Headquarters show that at least one suicide case involving a police officer is reported every month on average.