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British soldier dies in girlfriend’s house under mysterious circumstances

A senior soldier working with the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) collapsed and died while in his girlfriend’s house in Nanyuki town on Saturday evening.

Police said the couple had taken a meal at a restaurant in town and afterward proceeded to the house. A few minutes later, the 42-year-old officer complained of headache, then vomited before he collapsed and died.

Confirming the incident, Laikipia East police boss James Kithuka said investigations have been launched to establish the cause of death.

He said the soldier and the 22-year-old women have been friends for some time now. He declined to give the name of the deceased saying the next of kin had to be notified first.


Neighbours said the army officer in the rank Senior Sergeant was a frequent visitor to the house and would at times park his vehicle outside the plot and spend the night in his girlfriend’s one-bedroom house.

Some drugs were found on the deceased with a detective at the scene saying they could be sexual enhancement pills but Mr Kithuka could not confirm the claims saying the drugs were probably pain killers.

Earlier, police had to fire in the air to disperse a rowdy crowd that milled around the scene after rumours circulated that the couple had been stuck while having sex.

The girl wailed uncontrollably as BATUK officers removed the body and loaded into a vehicle to ferry to Aga Khan Hospital mortuary in Nairobi.