Residents of Malava town are still in shock after a police officer who slapped an unknown middle-aged man collapsed and died a few minutes later. The police officer by the name Remko Madowo is said to have gone back to collect his belongings from his former station after he was transferred to Kongit police post in Bungoma.
According to the report from the area police, he had gone to pick his belongings before he decided to stop and chew miraa at a small joint in Malava. This is when he was joined by an unknown middle-aged male adult who sat beside him. The police then inquired about the man’s reason of joining him at his relaxing place and due to some unknown reasons,he ended up slapping the man who promised to report him to the police.
The officer then collapsed and died on his way to Malava sub- County hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The OCPD visited the scene where a conclusive statement will be issued. The body of the officer was moved to Kakamega hospital awaiting for post mortem. The cause of his death is still unknown.