Police report links deaths of four Nakuru residents to poisoning

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 05:30 |
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Police in Nakuru has launched investigations into the death of four people they believe died of poisoning.

Despite residents of Jawatho area in Njoro claiming the quartet had consumed illicit liquor leading to their demise, police have refuted the allegations and put the matter under investigation.

Nakuru County Deputy Police Commander Joseph Tanui who led other counties, senior police officers, to the scene said preliminary reports from the hospital indicate the four were poisoned.

Tanui said the four died as a result of poisoning but not alcohol, adding that two of them died at Njoro sub-county hospital as a result of breathing complications.

“We are from the ground and it is not known where they were poisoned from, they came from different places and up until we conduct comprehensive investigations and a postmortem report, then we can tell,” said Tanui.

He added that Rahab Wamaitha, Solomon Chege died as a result of breathing complications, whereas Michael Kariuki and Job Omondi died as a result of stomach upsets. Tanui said those still complaining of stomachache have been referred to the hospital for examination.

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