• Lari subcounty police commander Adamson Furaha said on Wednesday they have launched investigations into the incident.
• The police boss said they want to know what exactly happened, since Githinji had an injury on his head.
Police have launched investigations into the death of a 26-year-old man hours after he had accused his mother of serving him food meant for dogs.
Neighbours said Edward Githinji told his mother that he could not eat ugali, since it was dog food.
Neighbour Peter Wachira described him as being rude to his parents.
Wachira told detectives investigating the incident that there was commotion at their home on Monday night, before he was found dead on Tuesday morning.
“We only heard some noise of a person saying that he would not eat ugali since it was dog meal, it was not a scream and so we didn’t go to check,” he told the detectives from Lari police station.
Lari subcounty police commander Adamson Furaha said on Wednesday they have launched investigations into the incident.
The police boss said they want to know what exactly happened, since Githinji had an injury on his head.
“We have launched investigations. An autopsy will be conducted so that we can establish the cause of his death. Our detectives are working day and night on that matter” he said.
Police had a difficult time controlling onlookers who wanted to see the body.
When detectives from DCI’s scenes of crime department arrived at that home, the police were forced to push away the residents who had thronged the scene to witness.
Lari Kirenga MCA Josphat Kinyanjui sent a message of condolence to the family, saying it was sad to lose a young person.
However, he urged youths to be obedient to their parents, teachers and their neighbours so that they can be moulded to become trustworthy and responsible members of the public.
The body was taken to Uplands Funeral Home.