Yusuf Ramadhan, a 35-year-old man, has died in Kakamega County after he was allegedly beaten up by police officers enforcing the dusk-to-dawn curfew in the town.
Ramadhan died at the Kakamega County General Hospital on Wednesday, 1st April.
Kakamega Central Police boss David Kabena has, however, denied the assault allegation, saying that the death is being investigated.
The police boss said Ramadhan might have been attacked by local residents after being mistaken for a criminal.
“He had walked from Joyland to Sichirai estate even before police took over the streets and we are reliably informed that he was mentally challenged, a situation that exposed him to more danger,” said the police boss.
Ramadhan is said to have have succumbed to severe head injuries.
Kabena urged his family to give the police ample time to conclude the investigations.
“It is not good to preempt investigations. The truth will definitely come out after the postmortem examination,” he said.