A police officer who was assaulted by a gardener at President Ruto’s Karen home in July last year has died.
Corporal Timothy Mugendi Rucha died last week while undergoing treatment at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH), according to his family.
The family said the officer died from the injuries he sustained during the attack on the night of July 21st, 2022.
Mugendi was hit by the gardener on his head following a confrontation that turned physical, said a police report on the incident. The suspect was arrested on assault charges.
The deceased’s brother Erastus Rucha said Mugendi was rushed to Nairobi West Hospital where he was admitted for two months before being transferred to KUTRRH.
“We are seeking justice for our brother because he was attacked while on duty and suffered for several months in hospital before he succumbed to the injuries,” he said.
Rucha said the family spent more than Sh5 million on Mugendi’s treatment although most of the money was paid by police medical insurance.
They now want the suspect charged with murder following the death of Mugendi, who was the sole breadwinner for his family.
The officer, who is survived by his wife and two children, will be buried at his home in Chogoria, Tharaka-Nithi County.