Police constable shoots self to death in Siaya

Police in Siaya are investigating an incident where a police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead.

The police constable Maurice Chillison is said to have shot himself on the chin dying instantly in what is suspected to be suicide.

The incident happened at Siala-Kaduol police post in Gem Wagai sub-county last evening where the deceased had reported on duty.

According to Gem Sub-County Police Commander Ms Cecila Kemboi, the officer committed the act in his house within the police post at around 5pm on Sunday evening.

The police boss told The Standard that the officer was the one on duty and so had picked the firearm for his routine duty before he committed the unfortunate incident.

"The officer had just been posted from Kisumu to the station about one month ago and he is suspected to have taken away his life due to unknown personal problems," said Ms Kemboi.

She said the officer’s body was taken to Bondo sub-county hospital mortuary to await postmortem as investigations continue into the matter.

The Standard has established the deceased officer is the father of one of the Mukumu Girls’ student who had been hospitalized after an alleged food poisoning.

A close family member however said the death of the officer has nothing to do with hospitalisation of the daughter who is currenlty out of danger and recuperating well.