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Revealed: Identity of man who died with female companion after car plunged into dam

By Nyaboga Kiage January 19th, 2023 1 min read

The identity of a man who died alongside a female companion after the vehicle he was driving plunged into a dam in Juja can now be revealed.

The deceased man has been identified as Mr Tirus Maina Gikonyo and his body has since been positively identified by his wife Ms Margaret Kiiru and his brother.

“The family has already positively identified the man, this happened today (Thursday) in the morning,” a detective privy to the matter told Nairobi News.

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The bodies of the two victims were retrieved from the dam by divers. The vehicle, a Nissan X-Trail (registration number KCM 033C), was also retrieved from the dam on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 and towed to Mugutha Police Station.

Witnesses said that the body of the woman was the first one to be retrieved from the dam.

The witnesses also said they saw the car parked near the dam for some time before it finally plunged into the waters.

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However, the identity of the woman who died alongside Mr Maina is yet to be established.

A check on the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) records show that the vehicle is registered under the name of Magari Africa.

Nairobi News reached out to the company and an official said the vehicle was sold to Mr Maina three years ago.

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