Grief has engulfed a family in Murangâ€™a after their son, a Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) third year student allegedly drowned at a hotel swimming pool.
According to his colleagues, Joseph Mbugua was swimming at Kenol market in the company of his three friends when the incident happened.
The 21-year old, third year student was on a swimming expedition when he allegedly drowned at Golden Palm Hotel swimming pool.
Speaking on the unfortunate incident, Murangâ€™a South District Criminal Investigation Officer David Cheruiyot mentioned that Mbuguaâ€™s friends are the ones who alerted the the police of the incident.
Officer Cheruiyot added that he has launched investigations to establish whether the death of the 21-year old was just plainly drowning or it was pre-determined.
Cheruiyot mentioned: â€ť The police are determined to establish cause of the studentâ€™s death. An inquest file has been opened at Makuyu Police Station.â€ť
However, Mbuguaâ€™s family has asserted that they suspect foul play over their sonâ€™s death.
Through their spokesman, Mr Gathemba, the family affirmed that they will be involved in a second post-mortem as they have acquired a private pathologist to represent them.
Gathemba stated that another autopsy will give the family new direction into Mbuguaâ€™s death.
He said: â€śThe family want a second autopsy conducted in our presence. We are yet to understand how he drowned in a small swimming pool yet he knows how to swim.â€ť