The owner of a Kitale town hospitality establishment, who was accused of shooting a woman he mistook for a runaway police officer, has died.
Ken Muyundo was accused of attempting to murder someone. On Tuesday afternoon, he was discovered dead at his house in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia county.
Muyundo is suspected of shooting and injuring Phanice Chemutai at Kiminini on July 8.
He informed authorities that he shot Chemutai because he mistook her for fugitive cop Caroline Kangogo.
Kangogo was wanted in connection with the murders of two men in Nakuru and Thika at the time.
Muyundo owned and operated Iroko Hotels in Kitale and Bungoma.
Muyundo's body was discovered at his home, according to Trans Nzoia county commander Jacinta Wesonga.
According to Wesonga, a team of Kitale investigators has paid a visit to the house.
"We don't know what occurred," Wesonga added, adding that authorities are looking into the circumstances surrounding his death.
Muyundo's sister, Florence Muyundo, informed the police that her brother arrived home on Monday night but did not wake up and did not answer his phone on Tuesday.
Florence claimed that this drove his neighbors to smash down his door to figure out what was happening.
"We discovered his body on the floor of his bedroom at that point," she explained.
Items discovered in Muyundo's home will be inspected, according to Wesonga, to aid the investigation into his death.
At the time of the occurrence, Muyundo was living alone.
Martin Waliaula, chairman of the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the business community had lost a hardworking hotelier.
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