3 facts about the mysterious death of Ruto's bodyguard

Churchill with police constable Samuel Ngatia
Churchill with police constable Samuel Ngatia

Police seem to be puzzled by the sudden death of one of their own. Police constable Samuel Ngatia is reported to have taken his own life in his home in Juja. 

This was within the General Service Unit’s Recce squad camp along Kenyatta Road in Juja.

He was a member of the elite Presidential Escort Unit guarding President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

The body of Police constable Samuel Ngatia, who was attached to Ruto, was the first to be found on Monday morning soaked in a pool of blood in his sitting room.

Police are pursuing both murder and suicide theories, with preliminary findings showing his head was blown with a gun.

Here are 3 facts that don't add up to declaring Ngatia's death a suicide

1. More than two spent cartridges were recovered from the scenes, raising questions about how can someone who committed suicide if any, shot himself more than once.

A Jericho pistol loaded with 13 bullets and a Trevor submachine gun with two magazines loaded with 30 bullets were found in the house.

2. Ngatia had on April 10 bought spare parts for his car as he planned to travel to his Nyeri home during the Easter holidays.

How can someone planning a suicide make future plan? A team of detectives from Thika and Juja are investigating the incident.

3. He was not depressed or in a tumultuous relationship with his ex-wife.

“He did not look stressed when we met last Friday and we are waiting for word from the police on the incident,” said a close family member.

Counselors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

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