Investigators have pieced the last moments of a police officer who collapsed and died shortly after leaving his girlfriend’s house on Saturday, July 24 in controversial circumstances.
The death of the police officer identified as David Kurgat who died suddenly after collapsing was met with suspicion with his friends and colleagues stating that he was in good moods on Friday and were surprised to hear of his sudden demise the following day.
Kuresoi Sub-County Police Commander Henry Nyaranga who confirmed the incident stated that Kurgat had driven him to and from Nakuru on Friday and was in good health.
One of the deceased’s friends, William Randich, disclosed that he and the deceased had organised a dinner date later in the evening.
He would however cancel it in the evening when Randich contacted him, stating that something had come up which he needed to attend to.
“He said he was held up and could not make it,” Randich told the Nation.
The deceased’s widow, Sophie Kurgat stated that Kurgat had visited their home just three days before he met his death in unclear circumstances.
Sophie called for speedy investigations to establish whether there was any foul play.
“My husband has never been sick. He was healthy. He never told us he was sick or if anything was bothering him. I was shocked when I received the news of his death,” she stated.
Kurgat died after visiting his girlfriend identified as Lucy Chepkorir, who resided 1 kilometre North West of Olenguruone Police Station in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County on the fateful day.
Reports indicate that he was given a cup of tea at Chepkorir’s home minutes before he collapsed.
Chepkorir who has been arrested as a key suspect in the officer’s sudden death is under custody of Keringet Police Station for seven days pending investigation into the matter.
A postmortem to establish the cause of death is yet to be conducted with the family calling upon the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to intervene and help speed up investigations.