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By Salim Mutuma

Security organs in Imenti North, Meru County have launched investigations into the mysterious death of a police officer whose body was found in River Kathita.

After the matter was reported by Magundu Assistant Chief Joseph Mutuma, police officers rushed to the scene and together with the county fire brigade retrieved the body from the river.

The incident happened around 2:30PM on Saturday according to the report that was made at Meru town Police Station vide OB No 40/15/01/2022.

Police reports indicate that Duke Nyamweya attached to Mutuati Police Station had a pending case in Maua court.

Detectives are seeking to establish whether the officer committed suicide due to frustrations or was murdered and his body thrown into the river.

The officers who picked his body recovered an interdiction letter dated January 2, 2022 from his pocket presenting a likelihood that he might have been mentally disturbed.

The body was moved to Meru Level Five Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.

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