Nairobi: Police Officer Captured In A Viral Video Commits Suicide After Disciplinary Probe Launched

A Nairobi-based police officer who was captured in a viral video while seemingly drunk has reportedly died by suicide after the Buruburu OCPD instituted a disciplinary probe against him.

According to a police report filed Thursday at the Buruburu Police Station where he was based, Constable Harrison Mugo was dead at the police canteen Thursday, July 7 at around 6:30 am.

“The body had no visible physical injuries and no suicide note was found,” police said, adding that the deceased’s body was moved to Mama Lucy Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy.

Mr. Mugo was the one whose clip went viral on Wednesday after he was filmed being drunk and disorderly while in police uniform on the streets.

The National Police Service (NPS), came out to condemn the constable’s behaviour as 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 in a statement.

The Bruno Shioso-led body further announced that disciplinary action was being taken against him.

“The Buruburu Police command has taken corrective measures for the situation, and the matter is being handled internally.”

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