Tragedy struck a police camp in Lamu when a member of an elite squad operating there died by suicide.
The body of Edwin Kuria was found in a makeshift house he and other colleagues stayed.
He had apparently used an AK47 rifle assigned to his colleague to end his life on November 8 at about 4pm.
His colleagues said Kuria who belonged to the Special Operations Group that is operating in Lamu used a burst of four bullets to end his life.
At the scene, the lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood in a house that officers used for shelter.
It was established that the late fired four shots at the chin exiting at the top right side of the head. The four cartridges were recovered with the rifle.
The motive of the incident is yet to be known.
Officials say the late officer was attached to Kotile Special Operations Group and reported to a different camp Monday and was enroute to his workstation.
The body was removed to Mpeketoni Sub-County Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.
This is the latest suicide incident to happen and affect the service.
Dozens of police officers have died as a result of suicide in a trend that is attributed to stress at work.
As part of efforts to address the trend, police authorities have launched counseling services and the National Police Service Commission has established a unit and staffed it to attend to their demanding situation.