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Outrage as teacher dies in police custody

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By Kevin Koech 

Drama ensued in Ragana Village, Migori after a local primary school teacher died in police custody.

According to sources, Henry Wanga Aura was arrested and locked up in Ragana Police Station on Friday night.

However, he was found dead on Saturday morning under unclear circumstances.

The mother of the departed teacher said he was arrested following a scuffle with his wife.

“He had a scuffle with his wife. I was in my house and only heard his wife shouting. Nobody was willing to share what had ensued so I took it as a normal family difference,” said the mother.

The mother discovered that her son had died on Saturday morning when she took some food to the police station for him.

“I brought him breakfast but the officer on duty was reluctant to allow me to see him. I became suspicious and called his brothers. That’s when we were told he had died. The officer said he hung himself the previous night using a shirt,” she said.

The wife reportedly fled after learning of her husband’s death.

Confirming the incident, Suna West Sub-county Police Commander Wilson Nduati said the matter is under investigation.

“I cannot give any tangible report for now, but we are investigating the incident and will take appropriate action,” he said.

The deceased’s body was taken to the Migori County mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

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