Policeman arrested for killing a 62-year-old man in cell

Police officers are investigating the killing of an elderly man inside a police station on Sunday in Kakamega County, Kenya.

Benson Waluvengo Benjamin, 62, died at the Kabras Police Station on the same day he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The deceased was arrested on Sunday at about 3am at Litungu Bar and Restaurant in Malava town over claims that he had assaulted Constable Elisha Arunga, who is attached to the Kakamega North Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

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Corporal Alois Nzuki reported that he heard some commotion from the station’s report office and on checking he found that the arresting officer had hit the suspect on the head with a hoe handle.

The injured suspect was taken to Malava Sub County Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Police headquarters told K24 Digital that the offending officer was arrested and will be charged with murder once investigations are complete.

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