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62-year-old man dies in city restaurant in unclear circumstances

By Cyrus Ombati | Feb 5th 2015 | 2 min read

Nairobi, Kenya: Police are investigating an incident in which a 62-year-old man died at a restaurant in Nairobi's central business district.

Samuel Macharia was last seen smoking in the restaurant on Tuesday night before he fell asleep and never woke up.

Officials at the restaurant said the man had arrived at about 5pm and was smoking before he died.

Efforts by the bar attendants to administer first aid on him were futile. Police were called minutes later and took the body to the mortuary ahead of a planned postmortem.

"They say he had not sipped any drink by the time he died but had been smoking. We are investigating to know the cause of the death," said Central police boss Paul Wanjama.

Elsewhere, a second body was Tuesday evening found floating in sewage in Ruai, Nairobi.

Another body was discovered in the same area last week.

Police say they are yet to know the where the body, which was found on Tuesday evening tied in a sack, came from.

The body was floating at the entrance of the sewer. Police were called and they took the body to the mortuary.

Planned robbery

And a guard was shot and injured in a robbery at a home in Ongata Rongai, Nairobi. The guard had tried to resist a planned robbery at a home when the gang of four shot him in the leg and escaped on foot. No arrest has been made so far.

In Kasarani area, the body of a man was found by the roadside. The man seemed to have been killed elsewhere and the body dumped. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Also, Starehe MP Maina Kamanda was Tuesday evening caught up in fracas between tenants of Diamond Plaza, Westlands, Nairobi and the management.


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