Mombasa, KENYA: A navy officer was found mysteriously dead in his house at the Mtongwe navy base, Mombasa during the weekend.
Police investigating the incident said the officer slept the whole day without waking up prompting queries from children and neighbours.
The deceased identified as senior sergeant Charles Omondi,43, service number 38350 was found dead on his bed with a bible and two phones beside him on Saturday night.
He lived in a house located at block Mq 42A1.
His two children had left him asleep in the morning and when they returned in the evening they found him still asleep.
The children told the police their mother had called several times but he was not picking up his phone.
They decided to receive the call and their mother asked them why their father was not receiving his calls, they told her that they had left him asleep in the morning and he was still asleep.
Their mother who had traveled upcountry told the children to look for the neighbours to come and find out what was wrong with her husband because he had slept for long.
One of the neighbours tried to wake him up but he found out that he was already dead, he then called the police who went and took his body to Coast General Morgue.
According to police sources, the officer had been in the service for the last 24 years.
He came back to the camp from Manda base in Lamu on 6th and was supposed to start his leave on 10th.
Police said so far they haven’t found any medical complications on him and that investigations have been launched.
Likoni police boss Benjamin Rotich confirmed the incident to Baraka FM saying that the postmortem will be carried out to ascertain his death.
“Its true we were notified that there was somebody who had failed to wake up after a long sleep we found his body on the bed and we are investigating the same,” said the police boss.