Residents of Lessos area in Kwanza Constituency, Trans Nzoia County woke up to shocking news of a Kenya Prisons warden who blew up his head inside his house on Wednesday night.
Elias Kipchumba Too who was on a night shift sneaked from his duty station with a G-3 rifle which he used to terminate his life.
Kitale Medium Prison Officer in charge Julius Kaliakamur, confirmed the incident and said the 25-year constable did not leave behind any suicide note and did not show any sign of disturbance. He revealed that the warden who has been in service for three years had sought for transfer that Kenya
He revealed that the warden who has been in service for three years had sought for transfer that Kenya Prisons Service was working on.
He described the single officer as a cool person who executed his duties promptly and was shocked to learn about his painful action. Although the motive behind his action has not been established, Immaculate Patricia Too’s caretaker said the warden could have taken his life due to workplace challenges.
She said the introverted warden had two months rent arrears and rarely did he host friends in his house. She called on the government of Kenya through the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to address the welfare of police officers.
The body of the late officer has been taken to Cherangany Nursing Home morgue awaiting autopsy.