Police launch probe into taxi driver's death in Hurlingham

Police launch investigations into taxi driver's death at Hurlingham petrol station. [Standard,file]

Police in Nairobi have launched investigations into the death of a taxi driver who was found dead in his car at a petrol station in Hurlingham on Sunday morning.

The deceased, identified as John Kyalo, 30, had parked his saloon car at a petrol station on Saturday night.

He had bought a packet of milk and a stomach reliever from a shop at the station and asked about a chemist that was closed at the time.

According to police reports, Kyalo returned to his car and sat on the driver's seat, where he was later found lifeless by the guards manning the station.

The guards told the police that they did not notice anything unusual about Kyalo until they checked on him hours later.

“We thought he was sleeping in his car, but when we went to wake him up, we found him dead,” one of the guards said.

Kilimani police boss Moss Ndiwa confirmed the incident saying Kyalo’s body was moved to City Mortuary for postmortem.

“We are investigating the circumstances of his death and we urge anyone with information to come forward,” Ndiwa said.