Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly committed suicide at Mukuyuni Police Station in Makueni County on Sunday.
29-year-old Vincent Mausya was allegedly arrested by officers on Saturday, after causing a commotion at one of his father’s business premises with the employees.
Police reports indicate that it is not clear how the deceased took away his life, although his father, Mausya Mutemwa, says that Mausya allegedly committed suicide using a piece of cloth.
“My son usually comes to the hotel to have his supper before retreating to bed. I had, however, told him that if he came drunk I would not condole it. On that day, he caused commotion saying that he could not keep quiet when the employees insulted or gossipped about him,” Mutemwa narrated.
The deceased allegedly became more agitated, with his father advising him to leave for home, promising to mediate on the matter the following day. He reportedly declined and caused commotion.
“He however insisted that he wanted to work out a solution at the business there and then. I was forced to call the police, seeing that he could get violent and cause harm to me or my employees,” Mutemwa said.
As he went to open another of his businesses, a movie shop, he was alerted by police officers to rush at the station.
Man allegedly commits suicide using a vest
“My son became so rowdy and caused a lot of mayhem at the cells where he kicked the doors for some time. The officers cut him some slack, in the thought that he would calm down and fall asleep,” Mutemwa narrated.
He allegedly tore up his vest and hang himself with it.
Surprised by the news, residents who knew the deceased could not fathom what could have pushed him to take his own life.
“He was a very nice young man. He would play us some nice songs and movies at the movie shop,” Gideon Kyalo, a boda boda rider said.
While wiping away tears, Kyalo says he was still shaken by Mausya’s demise. “I don’t even know where to start and to finish,” Kyalo added.
Officers have reportedly launched investigations into the man’s death.
His body was transferred to Makueni County Referral Hospital, awaiting postmortem.