A senior police officer died under unclear circumstances in Kiembeni, Mombasa County, on Sunday, August 21.
Inspector of Police Michael Mwita was found dead next to his bathroom by his colleagues, after his landlord raised alarm over smoke which was emanating from his house.
The deceased was attached to Kiembeni Police station as the officer in charge of anti-crime unit.
In a police report seen by K24 Digital, Kiembeni estate landlord Kevin Nyongesa told the police that smoke was spotted by his wife who attempted to reach the officer on phone in vain.
"Nyongesa told detectives that his wife had spotted smoke emanating from one of the tenants' house, who is a police officer. When she tried to call him, her calls went unanswered," read part of the police report.
Police rushed to the scene and found the door locked from the inside. The officers were forced to break the window to gain access to the house.
Police officer found dead with burn injuries
The officer's body, which bore severe burn injuries, was found lying next to the bathroom half naked.
The scene was processed by Scene of Crime Officers, as investigations into the incident kick-off.
The body was moved to Jocham Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.