Police in Kenya is investigating circumstances under which their colleague to take his own life on Friday at Kasarani, outskirts of Nairobi.
The body of Senior sergeant Elias Kirimo was found in his house by his sons.
His coworkers claimed he hung himself on the window grill with a piece of cloth.
What might have forced the 52-year-old officer to take away his life is yet to be established.
The deceased was assigned to the Parklands Criminal Investigations Directorate.
The suicide rate among police officers in Kenya has hit top-notch.
Work-related trauma is alleged to be the cause of unfortunate deaths.
To curb the menace, counselling services have been developed by police authorities, and the National Police Service Commission has established and staffed a team to deal with their difficult situation.
The unit is involved in developing counselling policies, regulations, and strategies that are consistent with the National Police Service reform goal, as well as the implementation, interpretation, and review of counselling services, policies, procedures, and systems.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.