Police in Igembe South, Meru county are investigating the mysterious death of a male police officer who died after a drinking spree with a female friend on Friday night.
According to a police report, the late Robert Kaumbuthu, who was attached to Kanuni police post of Maua Police station, was with a lady identified as Sarah Kagendo Muriungi, whom they spent time with, drinking in a bar within Maua township up to the wee hours of Saturday morning.
According to the report the two then left to go and spend the night in the lady’s house.
It is at the house where the late officer started complaining of stomach pains.
However, the pains became unbearable and no medication could alleviate it.
“He was later rushed to Nyambene Sub County hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” the report reads in part.
The body is currently preserved at the same hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem, while the lady is held by police to assist in investigation.
Maua town residents wondered why the bar was open at 3am, while curfew starts at 11pm.
Isaac Kimathi, a resident, said that although the cause of death was yet to be established, had the curfew been observed, the death could not have occurred.
He called upon the Sub county Police boss to ensure the public adheres to the Anti-Coronavirus rules in efforts to stem the spread of the disease.
“The law enforcers are the ones breaking the law. How then do they expect the public to take Covid-19 rules seriously?” Kimathi said.