President Kenyatta mourns Commissioner of Police Wachira Mathenge


President Kenyatta mourns Commissioner of Police Wachira Mathenge
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the late Police Officer Wachira Mathenge at a past function. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • At the time of his death, Mr. Mathenge, a Commissioner of Police, was a Staffing Officer responsible for Logistics at the National Police Service Eastern Regional Office in Embu.
  • In his message of comfort to the family, the President described the late Mr. Mathenge as a man of valour who displayed integrity and professionalism while discharging his duties.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of Police Officer Wachira Mathenge who passed on last week.

At the time of his death, Mr. Mathenge, a Commissioner of Police, was a Staffing Officer responsible for Logistics at the National Police Service Eastern Regional Office in Embu.

In his message of comfort to the family, the President described the late Mr. Mathenge as a man of valour who displayed integrity and professionalism while discharging his duties.

“I have known the late Mathenge for many years and worked closely with him when he served at the Presidential Escort Unit,” the President wrote.

“He was a humble and amiable person whose virtues of hard work and dedication to duty will remain an inspiration to many police officers who worked with him.”

The Head of State said it was due to Mr Mathenge’s commitment to duty and excellent service that he rose through the ranks to become a Commissioner of Police.

“We will forever be grateful for the excellent service the late Mathenge rendered to this country over the years,” the President eulogised.

President Kenyatta prayed to God to give the family, friends and relatives of the departed senior police officer the fortitude and strength during this difficult period of mourning.

DP William Ruto on Saturday mourned the deceased as a “dedicated and exceptional officer whose bravery in the line of duty was supreme.”

Mr. Mathenge, according to a police report filed by his wife Jane Wanja Wachira, collapsed at their home in Chaka on Thursday and was taken to the Outspan Hospital in Nyeri where he was pronounced dead on arrival at around 10:30pm.

The deceased, who at the time of his death was on terminal leave, was due to exit the service on July 1, 2020.

The cause of death has not yet been established but, according to the police report, it is highly suspected to be a heart attack “as he had not complaint of any illness before collapsing.”

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