A Kenyan Defense Forces officer passed away on Wednesday after he was attacked by youths at Nyataragi village, Ndeiya ward in Limuru sub-county.
Patrick Njenga, 31, was reportedly hit on the head by the group when he went to stop them from fighting at a bar in the area.
The youths turned against the soldier for asking them to stop their fight.
His death sparked protests on Thursday as family asked that those involved in the mysterious murder of the officer be punished.
The residents urged the government to close bars in Nyataragi, adding that most of them have turned to be dens for marijuana peddling.
A witness to the bar fight said the officer bled profusely and died on the way to Limuru Nursing Home.
“The men are from the same village. We first thought they were just playing but the fight turned bad,” Kevin Kimani, a resident, said.
Area deputy county commissioner David Kiprop said the matter was reported at Mutarakwa police station.
“One suspect has been arrested and is helping police with investigations into the incident,” Kiprop said.
VIA: The Star