A police officer is in custody after he allegedly shot and killed his wife at their house located in Railways Police Lines in Eldoret town. This is according to a report by the officer’s neighbor who said she was heading home when she heard the gunshots sounds emerging from constable Maxwell Maina’s house.
Statement from the police indicates that constable Maxwell Maina had been given the gun at around 8pm for train escort but when he was arrested, three rounds of ammunition had been discharged. It was also established that there had been constant quarrels between Maina and his now deceased wife Chebet.
Police officers have been victims of depression and mental instability leading to either gruesome murders or them taking their own lives. There is serious need to have the officers mental health being checked regularly and given necessary counseling.