An unnamed police officer who was caught on camera staggering during the day in Nairobi’s Buruburu area has taken his own life.
The officer is said to have committed suicide and died at the police canteen .
On Wednesday, the National Police Service (NPS) said it had taken note of the video in which the officer appeared drunk.
In a statement, NPS said the officer’s behavior was “unbecoming, unacceptable, and unprofessional”.
“A uniformed police officer is a visible representation and face of government and is required to remain extremely disciplined and professional while on duty and off duty,” said NPS.
It added: “As NPS, we hold our officers accountable with regard to matters of discipline, decorum, and conduct to ensure efficient and effective service provision to the public.”
The Service also noted that the Buruburu Police Station command was handling the matter internally.
last year, a mental health awareness program conducted revealed that officers have been taking their lives for a number of reasons including; bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and other psychoses.