It has now emerged that a youthful man who on Saturday died in a police cell at Pangani Police Station had been charged in a court of law and slapped with a fine of Sh200, which he failed to raise.
Police are investigating case of a man who died in a police cell
Robert Mureithi was arrested a few days ago for breaking curfew rules and when he virtually appeared before a Makadara Law Couty on Friday, he was slapped with a fine of Sh200 or serve one week in prison.
He failed to raise the said amount, forcing officers to lock him up, only for him to pass away a few hours later.
“The deceased was arrested last week for breaking curfew rules, he appeared in court for a virtual session at Makadara Law Courts on Friday around 3 pm and had to be returned to the station,” Starehe police boss Julius Kiragu told The Standard
The publication reports that Robert collapsed while inside the cell at the station but the cause of his death remains a puzzle to be unravelled.
Police have also confirmed there was no kind of fights in the cell.
The deceased's body has been taken to City Mortuary for postmortem to determine the cause of his shocking death.
Content created and supplied by: WikiLeaksKE (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More