How Mombasa cop died by suicide in official residence
BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Jacob Masha, a 32-year-old police constable in Mombasa has killed himself inside his residence at the police line.
The body of the constable was found by police officers lying in a pool of blood.
It is reported that he had a firearm between his legs after a neighbour reported gunshot sounds emanating from the house.
A police report filed at Makupa Police Station on Sunday, January 9 evening indicated that the deceased was found lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot on his chin.
“PC Jacob Masha, a Giriama male adult aged 32yrs was found lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot on his chin and the bullet exited through the forehead,” a snippet of the police reports as seen by local dailies reads.
According to the investigators, a neighbour (who is also a police officer) filed a report at 1952hours after hearing a gunshot from his neighbour’s room at the police line.
“The door of the said room was locked from inside so the officers were forced to break the door and found the deceased,” the report added.
Makupa Police Station OCS and other scenes of crime officers visited and processed the scene, recovering a G-3 rifle and one spent cartridge of 7.62mm.
However, the police say the motive of the suicide has not been established because no suicide note was found at the scene.