Source: Josphat Kiirinya Ndegwa
Josphat Kiirinya Ndegwa – Kenyan Police officer commits suicide inside police station – On March 9, a police officer committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree within the Athi River police lines.
It is unknown why Josphat Kiirinya Ndegwa, an officer assigned to the Athi River Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) terminus in Kenya, chose to end his life in this manner.
“It was claimed that a man had hanged himself on a tree within the police lines.”
“Police officers under the leadership of Roy Mwaura arrived at the area and discovered the deceased hanging from a tree,” according to the police report.
“The scene was photographed by crime scene personnel, and the deceased was transferred to Machakos Referral Hospital pending autopsy,” according to the report.
The event occurred just hours after another officer in Garissa County resigned from the force, claiming financial difficulties.
Alex Mulama, a member of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), resigned, claiming that despite doing a lot of work, he was not fairly compensated.
He forwarded the letter to DCI Director George Kinoti and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
“Sir, I hereby provide notice that I will be leaving the Kenya National Police Service (Directorate of Criminal Investigations) on March 10, 2022.” “I made this decision because of financial limits, health issues, and job-related stress,” the letter stated in part.
Mulama went on to say that he has worked hard since joining the force nine years ago and thanked his superiors for allowing him to serve the country as a police officer.
Mulama was assigned to the North-Eastern region at the time of his resignation.