Ruaraka Murder: Family Discloses Police Couple's Last Moments

The relatives who spoke to the media on Wednesday, April 7, disclosed that the couple, Hudson Wakise and Pauline Wekesa, both police constables, had gone their separate way a few days prior.

Ruaraka Murder: Family Discloses Police Couple's Last Moments

New details have surfaced over the reported murder-suicide in Ruaraka, Nairobi that involved a police couple, with their in-laws recounting the last moments before the unfortunate incident.

The relatives who spoke to the media on Wednesday, April 7, disclosed that the couple, Hudson Wakise and Pauline Wekesa, both police constables, had gone their separate way a few days prior.

"Our sister (Pauline) moved out of their house on Sunday and came to stay with us with her children. We actually helped her move that day," the kin narrated.

She claimed that the sister left because her husband was linked to infidelity, and was entertaining other women.

"She had found a string of conversations on his phone, which made her believe that he was cheating on her."

They accommodated her and the children for a few days.

"On the day of the shooting, she went to work as normal and even left behind money for shopping. She even called to find out how the children were faring. The last call she made was in the evening asking if we had bought a mosquito coil," the relative disclosed.

Later that evening, her husband Wakise showed up with the intent of seeing his children. He was reportedly allowed to see them, and even bonded with them for a while, but he refused to eat food offered to him.

He is said to have began revealing the pain of having to stay away from his children.

The wife is said to have arrived from work a few hours later, just after 8 p.m, and both went to talk in a separate room. The two are said to have argued, at which point the husband pulled out a gun and shot her in the chest. 

The sister-in-law and the maid immediately took the children to safety.

The officer then directed the firearm on himself and fired, according to a police report, killing himself.

"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," read 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.

CS Matiang'i, in a statement, eulogised 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.