A man who was detained over his wife’s death commits suicide in a police cell

Written by on February 13, 2024

Police and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority are jointly investigating an incident in which a murder suspect was discovered dead in a cell, suspected of suicide at Mukurweini police station in Nyeri.

Ben Kamau Maina had been held at the station awaiting plea taking for the alleged murder of his wife, Nancy Muthoni Maina, according to police.

The incident occurred on Monday morning, scheduled for his court appearance.

Police stated that he was set to appear at the local law courts regarding the murder.

Other detainees at the station reported discovering . . .

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