KISUMU: Fear caused by vetting results – Police officer shoots himself dead
Posted by African Press International on August 2, 2016
TOM OTIENO -1 | Ijumaa, Julai 29, 2016
A traffic police officer shot himself dead on Thursday evening at his house in Milimani, Kisumu County.
Constable Alfred Ndalanu, in his late 40s, is said to have tricked his colleague with whom he shared a flat to leave the room before he used his gun to shoot himself twice in his throat in the 8:30pm incident.
“The officer’s fingers did not leave the trigger latch of the automatic shotgun until he was completely immobilised,” Kisumu Central Police OCPD Wilston Mwakio explained.
Mr Ndalanu, a motorcycle officer attached to the Kisumu Central base, left his meal of chicken and ugali unfinished before committing the daring act.
His colleague had just taken the gun from the armoury and was preparing for his night shift when Mr Ndalanu asked him to get a screwdriver from their neighbour’s house before leaving for work.
The unsuspecting partner obliged but was brought to a halt halfway down the staircase when he heard gunshots coming from their house.
He rushed back to find a tragic sight. Five cartridges were found at the scene.
Before his death, Mr Ndalanu is said to have expressed his worries and fears about the outcome of the recent police vetting, whose results were expected in a few days.
During the day, he was seen escorting Principal Secretary for Fisheries Micheni Ntiba from a hotel to the ongoing agricultural show at the Mamboleo Grounds.
“He looked jovial, but he had been telling us how uncomfortable he was as the release of the police vetting results draws near,” said a colleague.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the police community,” Mr Mwakio said in a statement.
The body was moved to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.
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