Police investigating woman's death in Kirinyaga

Police at a crime scene in Homa Bay County, 2019. [James Omoro, Standard]

Police in Kirinyaga are investigating an incident where a 25-year-old woman was found dead in her rental house at Nyangati village in Mwea East sub-county.

County police commander Matthew Mang'ira said the woman's body was found dangling on a rope from the roof of the house.

Mang'ira said the body was discovered by a construction worker who alerted her husband and neighbours.

He said the woman's husband and two men who were working on a construction site in the neighbouring compound have recorded statements at Wang'uru Police Station.

He said they will know the cause of death after a postmortem examination.

Meanwhile, a local administrator was injured after he was allegedly attacked by a police officer. 

The administrator had reportedly gone to arrest a suspected bhang dealer at Kiangwaci village when the officer from Kiangwaci Police Post attacked him in an alleged bid to protect the suspect.

Mang'ira said there was a misunderstanding between the officer and the administrator and that the incident is being investigated by officers from Sagana Police Station.