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Kakamega: Police Office Committed Suicide Over Salary Delay

A police officer from Koromotangi village in Kakamega County committed suicide over alleged salary delay.

Reports indicate that the officer identified as Abel Kemboi was on Wednesday, January 5, found dead after complaining to friends and relatives that his December salary had been delayed.

The officer had further said that he would take up the salary issue with his bosses at Kakamega Police Station and even requested his cousin identified as Zacheaus Kalama to accompany him.

Kalama said that he woke up the following morning and headed to Abel’s home but found the door locked from inside.

Efforts to ask him to open the door ended in vain so he opted to break into the house and that’s when he found Abel lifeless. He had committed suicide.

This was echoed by his immediate boss and Kakamega Central OCPD David Kabena who said that the late was always stressed.

He said that they had already launched investigations to ascertain the exact cause of his death.

In addition, he urged officers with any underlying mental issues to seek expert attention.

Abel’s body was taken to Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.

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