In Kenya, a middle-aged police officer collapsed and died on Wednesday, September 9 while chewing miraa (a stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite) at a secluded place in Kakamega North Sub-County.

Constable Remko Madowo, who had recently been transferred from Kabras Police Station in Kakamega County to Kongit police post in Bungoma County, had come from receiving his belonging and redeployment letter, when the incident occurred.

A report filed under the OB Number 44/09/09/2020 at the Kabras Police Station at 10:15pm Wednesday said Madowo had earlier that night gone to Malava trading center, where he bought miraa and started chewing while seated in a secluded place.

“He was joined by unknown African male adult. He (Madowo) asked him why he had come to join him. Immediately, the officer slapped the man twice. The man, thereafter, walked away, telling the officer that he would report the matter at Kabras Police Station the following day (Thursday, September 10),” says the report.

“The officer, thereafter, collapsed and fell on the ground. He was rushed to Malava Sub-County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”

Madowo’s body was taken to Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.

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