Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi died last night at the Mombasa hospital.
He has been rushed to the hospital on Saturday for urgent medical attention.
He succumbed on Sunday night while receiving medical attention.
Coast regional police Commander Marcus Ocholla said Muchangi suffered heart problems sometimes back and that he was in good condition working closely with other Police officers in Malindi.
Political leaders and locals in Malindi received the news with great shock.
Malindi CID Officer Anthony Sunguti termed Muchangi as a selfless dedicated leader who worked very close with the community listening to their grievances and solving security problems together.
“May his soul rest in peace he was more of a community social worker who was loved by many,” noted Mr. Sunguti.
Comprehensive report about Muchangi’s death will be issued later according to Sunguti.