Following a report of a 23-year-old Nairobi Technical Training student allegedly committed suicide by falling from a rooftop, the detectives have lunched full investigation to that effect.
The student, identified as Blair Muthomi is said to have taken his life on Friday, March 10, 2023, after allegedly falling from a six-storey building in Kasarani’s Mwiki area.
It was gathered by local media that the incident occurred when Muthomi allegedly fell several feet from the rooftop of the building where he lived and landed head-first in a ditch at a nearby construction site.
As per his roommate account, who discovered his body, shortly after the fall, he notified the police who immediately came to the crime scene.
Speaking to NTV, James Macharia a foreman of the construction site where Muthomi fell said he was going to open the gate for workers to move materials to the rooftop of the building when one of Muthomi’s roommates followed him and looked concerned.
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As persons of interest in the case, the police have since then arrested and detained Muthomi’s roommates pending the outcome of investigation.
Sadly, the deceased was set to graduate in a few weeks and had a promising future ahead of him. According to his family, “he was a humble and hardworking son who had bright prospects.”
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According to pathologists, the engineering student died of injuries to the abdomen and chest that were consistent with the fall.
This incident marks the second such investigation at the Kasarani police station in the last two weeks, following the death of interior designer Jeff Mwathi, who allegedly fell from the tenth floor of a building in Nairobi.