Police constable shoots his wife before killing himself after dispute

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A Kenyan police constable identified as Michael Siwalo with service number 116272, committed suicide on Friday, May 15 after shooting his wife following a domestic dispute.

The police constable from Buuri West in Meru County shot his wife Silvia Ramat Letei in the stomach at about 6:15 pm before turning the gun on himself.  The incident reportedly occurred at their residence in Panama area, Timau Township in Meru County.

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A statement released by the police revealed that Letei who is in a critical condition was taken to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The police report filed under OB Number 38/15/5/2020 reads;

“Police proceeded to the scene and found the officer’s wife seated against the wall near the main door. She was in a lot of pain, and was bleeding [profusely].

“The officers [who rushed to the scene] also entered the couple’s bedroom, where they found police constable Michael Siwalo lying dead with a gunshot wound in the chest.

“The couple’s bedroom was disorganised, suggesting there was a struggle before the shooting.”

Siwalo had been allocated the firearm, an AK-47 with 30 rounds of ammunition by 6 pm “in preparation for curfew duties”.

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The police report added;

“The said-rifle was recovered in the bedroom with a magazine loaded with 27 rounds of ammunition and one in the chamber. Also recovered from the scene, are two cartridges.”

Corpse of the late cop has been taken to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.

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