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‘It was suicide’, KPA OCPD says after colleague’s death

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[KPA OCPD Patrick Labolia (L ) with MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma (R ) at Port police station. Photo/ Davis Mbunga]

A Police officer working at Kenya Ports Authority on Saturday morning shot himself dead.

The 37-year-old officer had worked at the KPA for 14 years.

His body has been taken at the Jocham Hospital morgue.

KPA OCPD Patrick Labolia said the incident occurred at around 4:45 am inside a toilet.

The deceased was on a night shift at Gate 18.

“Investigations led by the DCIO has commenced to establish the motive behind the death,” said Mr. Labolia.

“We believe it was a suicide,” he added

Labolia spoke at the port police station on Saturday.

He said after he was handed an AK-47 the deceased used one bullet on himself.

Rights group Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma visited the scene.

He stressed out on psycho-social support to the police.

“Police well-being is paramount,” noted Mr. Auma.

MUHURI called for speedy investigation into the death.