A female police officer attached to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Wednesday morning shot herself dead while at work.
The officer shot herself in the head in a toilet at around 7a.m, according to the Kenya Airport Police Unit Deputy Commandant Rono Bunei.
“She has been on leave and resumed work today (Wednesday). She had been interacting well with her colleagues and did not show any signs of being frustrated. In fact, she was very jovial,” Mr Bunei said.
He said the officer, who was a corporal, removed her beret and swagger-cane and placed them on a table at the Control Room before going to the toilet.
“All we heard was a gunshot and we found her seated on the toilet seat, dead, with an official Jericho Pistol in her hand,” Mr Bunei said.
The body of the officer who is a mother of one, was taken to the City Mortuary. The incident comes just three weeks after an officer attached to the traffic department in Kisumu shot himself dead.
Police Constable Alfred Ndalana, a rider, shot himself using a colleague’s rifle after expressing fear about the vetting exercise.