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Police officer attached to CS Matiangi’s office kills wife and self

A police constable attached to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s office shot and killed his wife yesterday evening, before turning the gun on himself.

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has this morning confirmed the events leading to the death of the two officers.

Hadson Mkondo Wakise (pictured), who is attached to VIP protection at the Ministry of Interior, is reported to have shot his wife Pauline Wakasa, a traffic officer attached to Nairobi’s Kilimani Police Station.

“PC Wakise who had been off duty since April 1, reported back to work yesterday but left at 3.00 pm and retired to his residence at GSU camp. It is alleged that he shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself, ending both their lives,” Mutyambai said.

A police report seen by The Standard says that a domestic altercation ensued between the two officers, just minutes after he arrived home from work.

“They started exchanging bitter words and the wife accused him of infidelity. As a result, the said husband went out of the house and shortly returned to the sitting room. Suddenly, he drew out his Jericho pistol and fired several rounds at his wife's chest killing her instantly,” the report said.

Hadson Mkondo Wakise and his wife Pauline Wakasa. [Courtesy]

Police say the bodies were found in the couple’s sitting room. They also collected a pistol, nine spent cartridges, and two magazines.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has mourned the two officers as ‘young and vibrant', while underlining mental health problems that many officers could be facing.  

Their bodies have been moved to the Kenyatta University Hospital morgue.