Policeman shoots himself dead over transfer

A policeman in Kenya shot himself in the mouth in a town called Garissa on Tuesday because he was not transferred to a better place after serving in the town for three years .

The Standard reports that his colleagues said the officer was under stress after serving in the region for three years and instead of being transferred to a better place he was transferred to Ijara AP camp .

They said , “He was moved to near a post that was attacked by Al- shabaab late last year . He was stressed and left a note to show he was not happy .”

North Eastern regional coordinator , Mohamud Saleh , said investigations had begun on the matter .

According to the police , this is the latest incident involving them in a series that have been reported of late.

Police said such cases were on the rise due to stress in the service . Police officers ’ relationships with their families , their colleagues , and seniors among other issues have been identified as some of the causes of such incidents .

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