A police officer based at Siala Kadoul Police Station in Gem, Siaya County, has shot himself dead on a Sunday night.
Constable Maurice Tillison Chisihavi, a father to one of the victims of food poisoning at Sacred Hearts Mukumu Girls, is said to have taken his own life at his home while on duty.
Sub County Police Commander Cecilia Kemboi confirmed the incident , saying the officer used his own gun to end his life
“He shot himself in the chin and the bullet exited on the upper part of the head, killing him instantly,” she said
The commander also revealed that the constable was distressed at the time of the incident.
“He is a teetotaler and we suspect he could only kill himself if he was distressed,” Kemboi added
Kemboi said that the officer was distressed after realizing that his daughter had been hospitalized after a food poisonings at the school.
“His daughter is one of the victims of the Mukumu Girls High School food poisoning incident. This had greatly affected him in the last few days.
However , the commander said that the constables daughter had been discharged from the hospital and is at home.
Investigations behind the suicide incident have been launched , with the intent of knowing the reason behind the killing.
A mysterious outbreak of the disease, occurred at Mukumu girls. the disease, claimed the lives of three girls and a teacher in recent weeks, which led to an indefinite closure of the school
Preliminary findings from the Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI) pointed to contaminated water and food as the cause of the outbreak of the disease.