In Suba, Homa Bay County, a 47-year-old police officer inexplicably drowned in a pit latrine on Wednesday night.
Kennedy Oyoo, a police constable working out of the Nyatoto Police Station, is believed to have drowned in a pit latrine full of water in his home neighborhood near the Nyatoto Trading Center.
When the event reportedly occurred, Oyoo had just returned to his home from a nature walk at 11 p.m.
The cop reportedly died as a result of severe injuries he got when he fell into an open pit latrine. The pit’s interior contained his body, which was found early on Thursday.
The trench into which Oyoo fell was 12 feet deep, and half of it was filled with water as a result of the intense rains that had been lashing the area, according to Suba Sub-County Police Commander Caxton Ndunda.
According to Mr. Ndunda, Oyoo had severe head injuries, which would have discouraged the officer from dialing 911.
In order to avoid fatalities and injuries, the police chief has recommended locals to cover their pit latrines.
The officer’s body was taken to Oyugis town’s Rachuonyo South sub-county hospital for an autopsy.
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