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Police probe officer’s mysterious death

The police are investigating the death of an officer who was found dead in his house on Saturday morning, apparently having committed suicide.

The body of Constable Lameck Kipchumba, who was based at Eastleigh patrol Base, was discovered by a fellow officer with whom he shared a house at Eastleigh Police staff houses.

According to police reports, the officer who discovered the body, Constable Anne Wamboi of Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Nairobi County, reported that her house girl woke her up at about 8am to inform her that she had not prepared breakfast since the door leading to the kitchen, which is the same one leading to the deceased’s room was locked.


Repeated knocks on the door by Constable yielded no response and when she pushed the door open she found the room in a mess with clothes scattered on the floor.

It is when she checked the bathroom that she found the officer’s lifeless body hanging from the roof by a lesso. The deceased officer had injuries on the head and was leaning on the sink.

The scene was later visited by senior police officers from Buru Buru Police Division and the body moved to Chiromo Mortuary to await postmortem.

Police are questioning suicide theory and are holding the female officer as a prime suspect.