Police arrive at a scene of crime. [Source/Kenya Police/Twitter]
Police in Migori county are investigating an incident where a man, aged 30, reportedly died while in the company of his girlfriend in a lodging.
The incident happened on Tuesday night at a lodging within Rongo Town, where the man identified as Collins Odhimabo Ochieng’ reportedly developed breathing difficulties.
He later died at the Rongo Hospital where he was rushed to after the girlfriend raised alarm.
Confirming the incident, Rongo Sub-County Police Commander Kibet Kirui said that the man fell sick while with the woman, according to her confessions.
“The woman told police that she went to the man that night where they booked the said room before he fell ill. He died while undergoing treatment at Rongo Hospital,” he told the Standard.
He added that trouble began at around 2:00 PM and the woman was among the people who escorted him to the health facility where he succumbed.
“According to the man’s girlfriend at around 2:00 am the man developed some complication on breathing and she escorted him to the hospital,” said officer Kirui.
The police boss said that a probe has been launched into the issue to establish the cause of the death, and the body has been moved to the Rosewood Mortuary in Rongo.