Fred Odhiambo an inmate at the Kibos Maximum Security Prison, committed suicide inside his cell under unclear circumstances.
The 27-year-old man was found dead after allegedly hanging himself using a mattress cover.
The man, who hails from Kajulu in Kisumu County, was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for defilement.
Kisumu County Police Commander Benson Maweu said the inmate did not leave behind any suicide note.
“According to the prison reports, he had not shown any signs of being disturbed or being depressed,” said Maweu.
His body was taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) mortuary.
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