Policeman kills policewoman’s spouse, takes her personal life after accused of infidelity

The Kenyan Ministry of the Interior shared the unfortunate news of the murder-suicide of a couple. Hadson Mkondo Wakise, a police officer under the Ministry’s VIP protection, was responsible for fatally shooting his wife. He was found dead when he turned the gun on himself after the tragic incident. The deaths are being investigated; However, it is believed that the incident occurred after an argument between the couple.

On Wednesday, April 7, the country’s National Police Service confirmed the deaths of the two police officers. Hadson and his wife Pauline Wakise, a traffic officer at Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi, shared a house in the General Service Unit (GSU) warehouse. The deaths were reported after the incident on Tuesday April 6th.

Police found their bodies in the living room of the couple’s home. At the scene of the crime, the investigators found two magazines, a pistol and nine spent cartridges. Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai revealed the sequence of events that investigators believe led to the tragedy.

Hadson had been off duty since April 1. He resumed his duties on April 6th. On the day of the incident, he was on duty until 3:00 p.m. local time. After leaving his post, he returned home to the HSE camp, Emmanuel’s blog reported. At home, the couple got into an argument in which Pauline accused her husband of having an affair.

The Standard reported that a police report detailed that Hadson left the house after spat with his wife. He returned shortly thereafter to shoot Pauline several times in the chest with his Jericho pistol. When his wife was dead, he turned the gun on himself and claimed his own life. Their bodies were removed from the house and taken to the mortuary at Kenyatta University Hospital for an autopsy.

The Interior Ministry shared the tweet of the press release from the country’s National Police Service.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I also tweeted about the incident. He wrote that the news of the incident “pained him deeply”. He also pointed out the lack of psychological support for police officers in Kenya. He expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased.

Policeman kills policewoman’s wife, takes her own life after accused of infidelity

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