Kenyan constable shoots his wife before killing himself after dispute

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

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

A statement released by the police revealed that Letei who is during 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 located the officer’s wife seated against the wall near the most door. She was during a lot of pain, and was bleeding [profusely]. 

“The officers [who rushed to the scene] also entered the couple’s bedroom, where they found constable Michael Siwalo lying dead with a gunshot wound within 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 6pm “in preparation for curfew duties”.

The police report added; 

“The said-rifle was recovered within the bedroom with a magazine loaded with 27 rounds of ammunition and one within 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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