•His death was however, discovered in the afternoon by junior police officers.
•Korir said an autopsy will be conducted in course of the week to know what might have caused the officer's death.
Police in Kirinyaga county have launched an investigation to unravel the cause of death of a senior police officer.
The officer was attached to the Wang'uru police station in Mwea East.
According to Kirinyaga county police commander Bernard Korir, Julius Mwangi Ndung'u ,56, who served as OCS at the station collapsed and died on Saturday morning.
His death was however, discovered in the afternoon by junior police officers.
"One of the junior officers from the station went to see him in his official residence at around 11 am but the door to his house was locked from the inside and upon the officer knocking countless times, the OCS was not responding," Korir told the Star on phone.
After not showing up for some hours, the officer and his colleagues suspected something was amiss and decided to break the door to gain access.
They found Ndung'u's body on the floor without any injuries.
Korir said an autopsy will be conducted in course of the week to know what might have caused the officer's death.
Asked whether the officer had registered any case of medical related illness in course of his service, the County police commander said he was not aware.
The deceased's kin were informed of his death and the body was moved to Mwea mission hospital mortuary.
Edited by B. Oruta