Police affairs must be prioritised to curtail reckless killings executed by police officers countrywide.
Human rights lobby Haki Africa said police may be going through a lot of psychological discomfort that pushed them not only to kill locals but exterminate their close relatives and themselves too.
Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid said the trend is very worrying and the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i should pursue the security threat by ensuring police affairs are considered.
Khalid said the recent occurrences where police officers have been killing themselves have caused a lot of fear among locals.
He said though deploying professional psychologists in all police stations countrywide can be a vital step towards addressing the problem.
“If a senior Police officer kill close relatives and then execute himself we are no longer safe and we must immediately employ ways of containing the disturbing situation,” said Mr.Khalid.
He noted that Police officers are going through a lot of psychological problems which may have been triggered by poor pay, pathetic living conditions and victimisation inflicted by their Bosses.
“The Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai should tirelessly address this problem it is disturbing,” noted Mr. Khalid.
He said the rights lobby was ready to work with the government to contain psychological problems facing security officers countrywide.
The recent incident involved a KDF soldier who killed two of his relatives and later turned the gun onto himself at Turbo in Uasin Gishu County.