Kakamega doctor, Gerald Katumanga burns himself to death

A 45 year old doctor from Malava has burnt himself to death after locking himself inside the house in Amalemba ,Kakamega County.

The man who was identified as Gerald Katumanga wa Miaka 45 looked disturbed and efforts by his neighbors to rescue him bore no fruits as the door was locked from the inside.
Geralds neighbor says

The fire exploded from the bedroom so we had to use force given that he had locked the door from the inside and the outside.

The fire brigade came and put the fire out but it was too late as he had died in the fire.

It looks like he committed suicide.

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Elsewhere Four people among them Chuka OCS Joseph Kinyua were killed in Kamahindi area in Tharaka Nithi County in a row between the residents and local administrators.

The OCS had gone to the area with two police officers and an informer in pursuit of suspects believed to have been involved in the death of the local area chief Japhet Majau who was killed by an irate mob.

The OCS and another police officer were hacked to death at a butchery where they had cornered a suspect who Kinyua shot dead in the confrontation in Ugweri village.

A team of detectives has been sent to the area to pursue the case and ringleaders of the incident.


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