A report by Daily Nation indicated that the officer developed breathing problems before he was rushed to Bondo Sub-county Referral Hospital where he passed away on Tuesday, July 28.
Confirming the tragic incident, Siaya County Police Commander Francis Kooli disclosed that the officer passed away at 1 a.m.
He also revealed that Wafula had been taken to the hospital on Monday, July 27 at 10 p.m.
It was, however, not yet clear whether the officer had died of the dreaded Covid-19 virus.
“We are doing this to establish if he had Covid-19, given the symptoms and going by the fact that he had recently travelled to Nairobi,” stated Kooli.
Friends of the deceased told the press that Wafula had visited Nairobi County a week prior to his death and when he returned to Bondo, he compalined of difficulty in breathing.
He had also complained of experiencing chest pains prior to his admission to hospital.
“I am going to Bondo to speak to colleagues he may have interacted with to advise them not to panic. We will follow Ministry of Health guidelines once the results are out.
“We have lost a dependable and reliable officer who was known to work without being supervised,” added Kooli.
The body of the deceased was taken to Bondo Sub-county Hospital mortuary.
The medics also took samples of his fluids to test for the coronavirus.