41-year-old suspect dies by suicide in police cell

41-year-old suspect dies by suicide in police cell

A 41-year-old male suspect being held at Hurara Police Post in Tana Delta, Tana River County was on Monday, May 27 found lifeless in his cell.

According to a report filed by Police Constable Daniel Kamau, the suspect died by suicide in the cell where he spent the night.

Kamau is the acting in-charge at Hurara Police Post, Tarasaa Police Station.

Cell sentry officer Police Constables Jesse Mucheru and Caleb Owako found the door locked from inside at around 5:30am, prompting them to peep from the tiny door hole.

They saw the suspect hanging lifeless near the window grill. He reportedly hang himself using a corded clothing material.

They made a report before breaking down the door. SCPC Tana Delta, Stapol Tarasaa and SCCIO Tana Delta accompanied by IPOA officers from Garissa visited and documented the scene.

The deceased’s body was the moved to Hola County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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