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Woman commits suicide in police cell in Naivasha

A middle aged woman on weekend committed suicide inside police cells at Mai Mahiu police station in Naivasha.

The body of the deceased was found hanging at the police cells after she was arrested for selling local brew chang’aa in the area.

A relative to the deceased who spoke to standard said that they were shocked to find the mother of two dead citing that she had committed a minor offence.

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“The mother of two was arrested for selling chang’aa and we expected her to be arraigned in court on Monday only to receive a call that she had committed suicide,” said the source.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident saying that police have started investigations to find the reason why the woman decided to end her life.

“In the suicide case we have opened an inquest file though initial investigations indicate that the woman committed suicide using her scarf,” said Waweru.

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