A police constable, who has been guarding Pastor Robert Kayanja’s home, on Boxing Day shot himself dead at his home in Nsambya Police Barracks, Kampala City.
Pastor Kayanja is the owner of Rubaga Miracle Centre.
PC Bernard Wakuna, 30, used an SMG gun to end his life, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire.
“He was wearing a police uniform and his body was found lying on ground with a wound on the head. It is suspected that he shot himself,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.
The officer was deployed in the VIP Protection Unit.
This is the second police officer to commit suicide in one week, which raises concern of mental health in the police force
Last week, PC Ben Langoya who was serving in Ntungamo District shot himself over unknown reasons.
Langoya’s body which had a deep wound on the head was found in a sitting position with a gun in the chest, in Ntungamo Police Barracks.
Cases of police officers ending their lives or those of their relatives are high.
Most causes of suicides in the police force are family wrangles, love relationships, health issues and work challenges.
Police barracks are congested that more than two families share a room, which has causes extramarital affairs.
Makerere University researchers in the College of Health Sciences dealing in psychiatry are carrying out a study across the country to know why there are high cases of mental health issues among police officers.
Police officers in the welfare department said at the launch of the project that more than seven officers have committed suicide in less than four years.by Daily Monitor