A statement by the National Police Service (NPS) indicated that Hudson Wakise and his wife, police constable Pauline Wekesa, had a domestic altercation before the unfortunate incident took place.
“It is alleged that he shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself ending both their lives,” reads the statement in part.
Wakise was attached to the VIP protection at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government while his wife was a traffic officer attached to Kilimani Police Station.
The bodyguard is said to have been off duty since Thursday, April 1, and only reported back to work on Tuesday, April 6. He, however, left at 3pm and retired to his residence near the GSU camp.
Eye witnesses and neighbours are helping the police to piece information that will aide in the investigations of the matter.
Their bodies have been moved to the Kenyatta University Mortuary awaiting postmortem.
In January, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) released a report saying that the spike in murder and suicide cases among police officers could be pegged on the limited supervision of junior officers residing outside police camps.
“Stagnation in rank, disciplinary actions arising from desertion and inadequate monitoring of junior officers leaving outside police lines are among causes of stress in officers identified,” reads an excerpt of the statement.
NPSC Chairperson Eluid Kinuthia and a number of other County Commissioners unanimously agreed to develop and strengthen a structured communication channel, as well as enhance monitoring of police officers.