A senior police officer attached to Siaya- Huduma centre, Kenya set himself ablaze in his house at the Administration Police line this morning.
According to witnesses, Senior Sergeant George Omomdi Omwa burned down his house at around 8:00 am, and efforts to save the life of the slain officer proved futile.
Neighbors noticed smoke billowing from the house before calling the fire brigade from Siaya County, which managed to put out the fire.
However, the neighbors blamed the county government firefighters for their late response, claiming that the county offices are 100 meters away from the scene.
It has been reported that the officer was alone inside the house by the time of the fire incident.
Siaya County Commissioner Mohamed Bare confirmed the incident and says investigations are underway to establish the cause of the fire.
“We are mourning a senior officer and the DCI are on the ground investigating to find out what really happened,” he said.
The body has since been moved to Siaya Referral mortuary, awaiting postmortem.