Police have launched investigations following the death of an assistant county commissioner from Ndia West, Kirinyaga County.
Jackline Mutonyi Waliaula was found dead in her official residence in Kibingoti on Wednesday night, July 27.
The deceased was eight months pregnant.
Confirming the incident, Ndia sub-county deputy county commissioner John Mbugua said Mutonyi was found dead by her house help.
The house help alerted the police after her boss failed to wake up.
“Her nanny woke up to her duties of preparing breakfast but suspected something was wrong as she hadn’t left her room. She decided to go to her room only to find her lying on the bed on her belly
“She called their neighbour, a police officer, and it was at this point that she was confirmed dead,” a police officer privy to the matter said.
According to the police report, the 33-year-old could have succumbed to complications related to high blood pressure.
“My colleagues from Kirinyaga county were here, led by our county commissioner Moses Ivuto, and we can confirm she is no more,” Mbugua said.
The body of the deceased was moved to Jamii Mortuary for preservation as her family made their way to Kirinyaga from Nairobi.
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“We are waiting for pathologists to conduct a postmoterm on the body at Jamii Hospital in Karatina today. The postmoterm report will be issued by the government pathologist,” Ivuto said.
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