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German national found dead on toilet basin in River Road hotel

Tragedy struck at the Decasa Hotel in Nairobi when Mr Edmund Leicht, a 64-year-old German national, was found dead on a toilet basin over the weekend.

Workers were shocked when Mr Leicht failed to wake up, preventing them from cleaning his room.

Upon gaining access, they found him sitting on the toilet, and attempts to wake him proved futile.

“She tried to wake him up in vain, she raised an alarm where the manager alerted the police who arrived and confirmed that he had died,” a police report seen by Nairobi News read in part.

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The police, who arrived on the scene confirmed that he had passed away.

Investigations are ongoing, with police reporting that Mr Leicht’s body showed no signs of physical injury.

However, drugs used to control high blood pressure were found in his possession.

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This is not the first time German nationals have died tragically in Kenya.

Two other German nationals passed away just a week before Mr Leicht’s death. In one incident, Ulrich Andreas, 74, was found dead in his Ongata Rongai hotel room.

He was living with his Kenyan wife at the time of his passing, just three days before he was to travel to Malindi to purchase land.

As the investigation into Mr Leicht’s death continues, the authorities urge anyone with information to come forward. The cause of death remains unclear, and the police are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for answers.

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