A senior police officer in Mombasa County in Kenya was on Tuesday morning found dead in a bar where he had been drinking.

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The Kisauni Chief Inspector William Chepkwony was found dead in a seat at one of the bars in the area.

He was based at the Mbungoni Police Base in Kisauni which is one of six constituencies in Mombasa County. The circumstances around Mr Chepkwony’s death were unclear but it was said that he went on a drinking spree on Monday evening.

Reports indicated that his colleagues dropped him off at the bar and that he left after having a few drinks but returned on Tuesday morning.

Other reports indicated that he had been struggling with alcoholism. A bar maid said he had an epileptic seizure before he died.

A senior police officer who knew Mr Chepkwony said he was a loner and that nobody knew his family or where he stayed.

Crime scene detectives assessed the scene before the body was taken to a nearby mortuary.

A postmortem is yet to be done and will establish the real cause of the death.

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