A family in Kangundo, Machakos County is mourning following the death of their loved one on Tuesday night, June 29.
According to reports, a man died on the aforementioned day after falling into a pit full of muddy waters while running away from the police enforcing curfew orders.
The man is said to have been in the company of two others who escaped.
However, Kangundo sub county police Commander Phyllis Kandie dismissed the claims saying the three ran immediately after seeing the police patrol car but none of his officers was after them.
“The normalcy of Kathaana residents is to ran when they notice a police vehicle, and the three who rumours are that they are visitors in the area, ran too and one fell into one of the quarries in the area,” she explained.
Kandie added thaf the man lacked proper knowledge of the area leading to the accident.
“Those allegations are false, the police didn’t chase after anyone, the man only thought police were after them when he noticed others running,” she said.
Police officers with the help of the public retrieved the body to and took it to Kangundo level 4 hospital mortuary as investigations continue.
Kandie urged the public to adhere to curfew hours and COVID-19 protocol in order to be safe.