The suspected rapists allegedly committed suicide after throwing himself into the Ocean at Kilifi Bridge, just a month after his release from police custody.
The body of the 40 year old man was spotted over the weekend floating in the Ocean a few hours after he allegedly committed suicide.
According to a security guard stationed at Kilifi fisheries ”The deceased climbed on to the rails of the bridge, pretended to balance on them before jumping into the shallow waters of Mnarani creek, where he sustained serious injuries to his head and backbone that lead to his death,” said Katana.
“I immediately informed the police and divers from Coast Sea Survivors, an organization that has been rescuing people along the coast of Kilifi, to help in retrieving the body from the sea.” added the witness.
Speaking to journalist at Kilifi county hospital mortuary, Daniel Thuranira, a cousin of the deceased said he learnt of the bad news through a phone call from the police.
Thuraunira added that the deceased, identified as Geoffrey Kaidio, famously known for selling miraa at Kilifi bus stage, had just been released from police custody, where he had been remanded for a year for court a contempt following a rape case.
“Before the incidence, Kaidio was always threatening to commit suicide on claims that the life in prison had done him more harm that he saw no reason to live on the earth,” said Thauranira.
He however, revealed that not only had the deceased indulged himself in drug abuse but also had allegedly been contemplating suicide for a very long time.