Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i says investigations into the Tuesday incident where a police officer shot dead six people in Kabete will be complete in a couple of days.
The CS also disclosed that preliminary investigations into the shooting indicate that a love triangle may have triggered the shocking murder-suicide.
“We are saddened by the shooting and we condole with the families of those affected. As the probe goes on, we understand for now it is linked to a love triangle,” he said.
Matiang’i said the DCI and Internal Affairs Unit of the National Police Service are undertaking an active investigation on the matter and will keep the public fully updated.
“The DCI and the Police Internal Affairs department are already on location. Within three days, we should be able to share with the public the findings from the investigations. We have nothing to hide,” the CS said.
Matiang’i spoke at the Administration Police Training College (APTC) in Embakasi during a commemoration service for Police and Prison Officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
CS Matiang’i said the government will commit more resources to mental health and counselling in the Police and Prisons departments to help officers deal with personal challenges
“Like any other members of society, Police and Prisons officers are susceptible to mental health challenges and other pressures including drugs and substance abuse,” CS Matiang’i said in a statement.
“We have had challenges across the country – not only in the National Police Service. There are mental issues, social pressure and cases of homicides. It’s not going to be a matter of the police or the provincial administration. It requires all of us. That is how we build a strong community.”