GSU officer in critical condition after failed suicide attempt

GSU officer in critical condition after failed suicide attempt

  • Joram Kiplagat, 24, reportedly shot himself in the jaw on Sunday night after reporting back to his camp in Miti Mbili GSU camp from a 10-day-off break.

A police officer from the General Service Unit (GSU) in Trans Nzoia County is fighting for his life in an Eldoret hospital after shooting himself in a suicide attempt.

Joram Kiplagat, 24, reportedly shot himself in the jaw on Sunday night after reporting back to his camp in Miti Mbili GSU camp from a 10-day-off break.

County Police Commander Jecinta Wesonga said Kiplagat had excused himself for a water break, during a night shift duty, when he headed to his colleague's house and turned the gun on himself. 

"He told his colleagues he needed drinking water. He walked into one of their houses and locked the door from inside. That is when he tried to end his life," said Wesonga.

"His colleagues reported hearing three gunshots. They broke the door and found he had shot himself. The bullet had come out through the nose."

Kiplagat's seniors say that the circumstances under which he shot himself still remain unclear as they kick off investigations.

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