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Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Pushing Girlfriend Over Balcony

by Musa Abdirahman

A Nairobi police officer has been arrested after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend over a balcony from fourth floor of an apartment they were living.

According to reports, the officer who was on the run for two days surrendered on Sunday night and was escorted to Kasarani police station by his collegues who were privy to the matter.

The officer is said to have denied pushing the girlfriend in an incident that occurred on July 3, 2021.

According to Kasarani sub-county Commander Peter Mwanzo, the officer is being interrogated to determine what really happened as the girlfriend’s body awaits a post-mortem which is due on Tuesday July 06, 2021.

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Witnesses said the middle-aged woman identified as Jackline Muthoni died after she fell on the rear windscreen of a salon car that had been parked outside.

She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). The main suspect in the incident managed to flee before the police arrived.

According to police, the officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters has been having domestic issues with the woman.

Most of the incidents are linked to mental issues, which are linked to the work of the police.

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai launched a program to provide police officers with psychological assistance.

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Dubbed “Muamko Mpya-Healing the Uniform” the program strives to create and hold safe spaces in police stations, offices, camps, colleges and communities thus enhancing peer to peer support for officers to feel safe enough and dignified to share their stories and experiences of stress, anguish and trauma in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

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