Police officer’s wife commits suicide while holding their seven-month-old baby

The wife of a policeman based at the Gigiri Police Station, Nairobi has committed suicide while holding their seven-month-old baby.

Police constable Mwela Chebai said that he returned to his house to find his wife hanging from their living room window grill while holding the infant.

“The reportee rushed to the kitchen where he picked a knife to cut off the cloth from her neck but unfortunately she had passed on while holding her seven-month-old baby,” the police report filed by Chebai read.

The 27-year-old woman identified as Damaris Chepkirui used a shawl to hang herself on Sunday night while her husband was at work at the Runda Police Station.

The body was taken to the Kenyatta University mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Police said that the body had no visible body injuries.

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