Deputy President William Ruto has expressed his condolences after one of his officers David Too allegedly committed suicide.
Reports indicate that the 51-year-old jumped into a dam that had formed from a quarry in Ngeria, Uasin Gishu County.
“Our heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of our staff member David Kiprotich Too,” the DP said.
He described Corporal Too as dependable, approachable and an officer who took pride in his work and strived to put things right.
“We will best remember him for his humility, punctuality and team spirit. Rest In Peace, Corporal Too,” the DP said.
According to a report in a local daily, Too’s family said he jumped into the dam at 9am on Friday from what could be a result of job-related stress.
Police said Saturday they had launched an investigation on circumstances of his death.
Too’ s death comes barely a year after another police officer attached to the Deputy President, Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei who was linked in a fake Sh39 billion arms deal involving former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa, also died mysteriously. Detectives said the deal was hatched in the DP’s Harambee House Annex.
His body was found in his Imara Daima house in Nairobi, with a bullet wound in what was initially said to be suicide, but the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti dismissed the theory and vowed to apprehend his killers.