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Presidential unit Recce Squad officer kills self

A 35-year-old police officer attached to the elite presidential escort unit shot himself in the head and died in Nairobi.

The officer identified as Samuel Ngatia allegedly killed himself in his house at the GSU Recce Squad Kenyatta Road Camp.

According to Juja Director of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Mr Richard Mwaura, the actual time of the incident was not clear, but his body was found on Monday, April 11.

“This is a matter of national security. I can only confirm that it is true that there was such an incident, but the investigations are being handled by another office,” said Mr Mwaura.

An occurrence book (OB) report number 09/11/04/2022 read: “It was reported through telephone call by in charge Presidential Escort Unit Kenyatta Road. Police were informed that a man had shot himself in his house.”

Mr Ngatia’s body was taken to Kenyatta University mortuary.

He is said to have shot himself on the right side of his head. Police recovered a Jericho pistol KP with 13 rounds of 9mm believed to be the weapon he used. A second magazine with 15 rounds of 9mm and travor SMG with two magazines loaded with 30 rounds of 5.56mm each were recovered inside his house. The officer is said to be attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s security team.