My daughter was killed, says mother of JKIA police officer


Police officers prepare to carry the casket of the late corporal Caudencia Wausi during her send off at Wikililye village, Kibwezi East, Makueni County on Saturday September 3, 2016 /COURTESY

The mother of a police officer who allegedly shot herself dead at JKIA has said her daughter was killed.

Francisca Kalekye asked the government to speed up investigations and unveil the truth about her daughter’s death.

“As a family, we need to know the truth as soon as possible. We want to know who killed her,” she said during the funeral on Saturday.

Corporal Caudencia Wausi was laid to rest at their home at Wikililye village in Makueni county.

She was found dead on August 24 in a washroom at the airport.

An officer said she had just reported to work after having been on leave.

“She went to the radio room where her male colleagues were and left her phone, baton and cap on the table. She walked out and went to the toilet, locked herself in and shot herself once in the head and died,” the officer said.

The funeral service was attended by her colleagues from the police service and the General Service Unit.

They described her as hard-working and said she related people with everyone.

“Her death caught us by surprise, we have lost a hard working officer who was very sociable,” said Hillary Odiwuor, a police officer who had led colleagues to the burial.

The mother of one once serves as an instructor at the GSU training school before she was posted to JKIA.