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Charles Sitandayi: Nakuru cop dies after complaining of headache, chest pains

A police officer stationed at Keringet Police Station in Lanet, Nakuru County has died after complaining of headache and chest pains.

Confirming his demise, the family said Charles Sitandayi was pronounced death upon arrival at a local health facility.

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A police report indicated that the officer complained of severe headache, chest pains and sweating before he was rushed to a nearby health facility.

“It was reported by Mary Nyambura Kamau Kikuyu/F/A aged 26yrs a resident Mzee Wanyama village, Mwariki B Sub-Location, in Lanet Location about 200m North-East of the post,” the police report read.


“That today at about 1400hrs a man she has been living with for the last three years started complaining of severe headache, chest pains and sweating. She rushed him to a nearby clinic to call a health worker to attend to him.”

The officer’s demise was confirmed by his elder sister Dorcas Sitandayi.

“My kid brother, Corporal Charles Sitandayi, taking the final bow, too soon sweet brother. God heals the brokenhearted and binds their wounds.. It is well,” she wrote on Facebook.

This comes a month after a Nakuru cop identified as David Kurgat collapsed and died while heading home past midnight.

Earlier that day, the police officer had visited his girlfriend who resides in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County.

Officers handling the case later arrested the lady saying she would assist in investigations.

Detectives visited the scene where the officer died and others conducted forensics at the girlfriend’s house.

A postmortem exercise conducted on the body of departed cop indicated that he died of a heart attack.

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Following the exercise that was conducted at Olenguruone sub-county hospital hospital, government pathologist George Biketi concluded that the copy had a pre-existing heart condition.

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