More details have emerged after the death of Chief Inspector William Chepkwony attached to Mbungoni Police Base in Bombolulu's Sports residential area in Kisauni Constituency in Mombasa County.
According to the deceased's son, Nickson Choge, his father was struggling with alcohol addiction.
Choge revealed on Wednesday that his father had been paid a salary of nine months, the period he had been suspended from duty between March 2015 and September 2016 over alcoholism.
After receiving the money, Choge visited his father, whom he noted that promised to boost him with funds to start his own business.
The senior police officer had been paid Sh1 million for the nine months.
“We visited him alongside my sister at his work place, he seemed excited and he promised he would share some of his earnings with us to help us in starting a business. However, we never heard from him again until Tuesday when we were called here to be informed of the sad news,” said Choge as quoted by K24 Digital.
According to the son, his father deserted them in 2016. For this reason, the family had pleaded for his transfer back to their home area in Uasin Gishu in vain.
“On several occasions, I alongside my three other siblings wrote to his bosses, further we visited the boss seeking on how my father would be transferred near our village in Pilolo to enable him provide for us as well as educate us. However, our cries fell on deaf ears since he was not transferred nor did we receive a penny from his salary,” he narrated.
The deceased had struggled with alcoholism for a long time.
His colleagues also revealed that he used to arrive at work drunk, and spent most of his time at drinking dens.