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Businessman collapses, dies after taking one beer

A prominent Nyahururu businessman collapsed and died while having a beer in a local joint at Mairo-Inya trading centre, Nyandarua County

Solomon Mukiri Karanja, 35, was with a 23-year-old female friend enjoying a beer when tragedy struck on Monday night.

“According to the bar attendant at the joint, the deceased had taken one beer and asked for another ’round’ when he suddenly collapsed and fell on the floor,” said Nyandarua North Officer Commanding Police Division, Mr Timon Odingo, while confirming the incident.


The police boss said that the incident was reported at the Mairo –Inya police station by Mr Jackson Kahiga at 12 am.

“The police officers took the deceased to a private hospital in Nyahururu town but he was pronounced dead on arrival,” said Mr Odingo.

He said that police have launched investigation to establish the cause of the death.

“We have recorded statements from the female friend and other patrons. We do not take such incidents lightly and only a doctor can ascertain the cause of death,” said the police boss adding that the man had left his glass half way.

The body was taken to Nyahururu Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem to establish the cause of the sudden death.