Matiang'i's Bodyguard Shoots Self After Killing Family

The murder and suicide occurred on Tuesday night, April 6, at the Drive-In Estate in Nairobi’s Ruaraka area.

Matiang'i's Bodyguard Shoots Self After Killing Family

A General Service Unit (GSU) officer attached to the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i's team has shot dead his wife, who is a traffic police officer, before shooting himself dead.

The murder and suicide occurred on Tuesday night, April 6, at the Drive-In Estate in Nairobi’s Ruaraka area.

The policewoman was attached to the Kilimani traffic department while the GSU officer was a bodyguard for VIPs.

CS Matiang'i, in a statement, described the two as vibrant officers who had a brilliant future ahead.

“Very saddened by the tragic shooting incident involving PC Hudson Wakise and his wife, PC Pauline Wakasa, both young and vibrant police officers with all their brilliant future ahead of them, now tragically ended in their shocking deaths. A very rude awakening to possible psychosocial challenges amongst some of our young officers that we have no choice but to now pay greater attention to. My sincere condolences to their entire family,” CS Matiang'i said.

A statement by the National Police Service (NPS) indicated that Hudson Wakise and his wife, police constable Pauline Wekesa, had a domestic altercation before the unfortunate incident took place.

"Wakise briefly talked to his wife and they started exchanging bitter words. The wife was accusing him of infidelity. As a result, Wakise went out of the house and shortly returned in the sitting room.

"He suddenly drew out his Jericho pistol s/no. KP- 44333035 and fired several rounds at his wife's chest killing her instantly. He then turned the firearm to himself and shot on his chin," reads a police report.

Wakise was attached to the VIP protection at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government while his wife was a traffic officer attached to Kilimani Police Station.

The bodyguard who had been off duty since Thursday April 1, reported back to work yesterday but left at 3 pm and retired to his residence near the GSU camp.  

Eye witnesses and neighbors are helping the police with investigations into the incident which took place outside the GSU camp at approximately 5pm.

The bodies have been moved to the Kenyatta University Mortuary awaiting post mortem.