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Police officer commits suicide in Vihiga

01 April 2014, 08:31 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - A 37-year-old police officer in Vihiga County committed suicide in his house at the Vihiga police station on Monday morning.

He left a suicide note saying he had killed himself because of so many issues he had in his life and that of his immediate family.

“I have been disturbed for a long time that I didn't have peace of mind and soul. I do so out of my own volition because there is no otherwise,” the note read in part.

He further directed his wife to take care of his two children by claiming his benefits urging his larger family that the death was his own initiative and that no one should worry.

Vihiga police boss Alfred Angengo said that the officer, identified as Kenneth Kipng’etich, had been given a week-long off last week where he went to his home at Kabutia village, Nandi County.

“His off was supposed to end on Monday, his colleagues had gone to wake him up to report on duty but they found that he had committed suicide," Angengo said.

Angengo noted that the officer had not shown any signs that something was disturbing his mind, and that he had been effective on duty prior to his off.

He said that he will dispatch a team to the deceased officer’s home so that they can investigate if there was any misunderstanding between him and his family before he came back to the station.

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