Police in Machakos have launched investigations over a Machakos tout is suspected to have killed himself inside a makeshift cell shortly after he was arrested by Machakos County Inspectorate alias Kanjos at the Machakos bus terminus.

According to eyewitnesses, the middle-aged man was arrested by the Kanjos for the third consecutive time and was found dead a few moments after being detained in the cell.

Eyewitnesses questioned how the man was taken in the cell, raising suspicion regarding his death.

It took police intervention to quell the furious crowd that were demanding for explanation from the county askaris who had vanished.

Machakos Chief of Staff Lawrence Ngovi confirmed the incident and appealed for calm as investigations commence.

The incident brought business to a standstill at the busy bus station with furious residents eager to understand what had transpired.

Machakos County Secretary Muya Ndambuki said that the county government had interdicted the officer involved.

The deceased’s body was taken to Machakos Level five morgue.

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