Panic engulfed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport earlier Wednesday morning when a female police officer shot herself dead.
The corporal had locked herself in the toilet, where she shot herself in the head using a pistol.
“A loud bang was heard from the toilet where she had locked herself and that is where her lifeless body was found,” said a police officer attached to the airport.
The officer was initially on duty at the Control Room before the 10am incident.
Police are going through messages on her mobile phone, including some sent to colleagues complaining of stress at work.
She had been on leave and was recalled on Wednesday, according to her colleagues.
“She just reported to work today, she has been away,” another officer said of the young female officer who took away her life.
The pistol used was found next to her body.
Airport Police chief Rono Bunei did not immediately comment on the matter and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet had not been briefed on the incident when journalists asked questions.
There has been an increase in police officers committing suicide or killing their colleagues lately.
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