ACCIDENT

Cop dies after falling into pit latrine in Suba South

The open 12-feet pit latrine was filled with rain water

In Summary
  • It is reported that the 47-year-old officer met his death when he fell into the latrine. The incident occurred at around 11pm.
  • Ndunda said Oyoo sustained serious injuries on the head when his body was retrieved.
The pit latrine where the police officer fell into before he died on Thursday, November 17, 2022
COP DIES: The pit latrine where the police officer fell into before he died on Thursday, November 17, 2022
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A police officer in Suba South died after falling into an incomplete pit latrine on Wednesday night.

Corporal Kennedy Oyoo had gone to respond to a call of nature.

It is reported that the 47-year-old officer met his death when he fell into the latrine. The incident occurred at around 11pm.

Oyoo who is attached to Nyatoto police post lives in a rental house at Nyatoto trading centre in Suba South.

Security officers in Suba South have recommended filling up of the incomplete pit latrine.

“The pit latrine was filled with water when the officer fell in it. It was not covered,” subcounty police commander Caxton Ndunda said on Thursday.

Ndunda said Oyoo sustained serious injuries on the head when his body was retrieved.

The pit in which Oyoo fell was 12 feet. It was filled with water due to heavy rains pounding the area.

The injuries might have deterred the officer from raising an alarm.

“The officer hit his head on a stone inside the pit. We want the latrine to be refilled with soil because it is dangerous to human life,” Ndunda added.

The police boss told residents to cover their pit latrines, which have not been completed to prevent injuries.

“Let anybody who digs a pit cover it to prevent damages,” Ndunda said.

The body was moved to Rachuonyo South Subcounty Hospital in Oyugis town for postmortem.

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