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Shauri Moyo man found dead in his house after going missing for two days

Police in Nairobi have launched investigations to establish how a 35-year-old man who had been reported missing ended up dead in his house.

Daniel Maingi was last seen on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, by the caretaker of the building where he lives. The caretaker told police that the deceased had complained of body ache.

The previous day, Maingi had not shown up for work. His workmates and bosses decided to go and check on him at his house in Blue Estate only to find his lifeless body on the floor.

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According to the police who were called to the scene, the body had no visible injuries. It was taken to the mortuary pending autopsy and further probe and notifying his next of kin.

Cases of missing people being found dead have increased in the recent past. According to the police, the majority of those who are found dead live alone.

In March 2023, the decomposing body of a 40-year-old man who had been missing for almost a week was found in his house in Kayole, Nairobi. The body of the man, who has been missing since February 25, was found dangling from a roof with a rope around his neck.

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Police suspect the man took his life on the day he was reported missing as the decomposition had progressed considerably.

A week earlier, another 40-year-old man who had also been missing for days was found dead in his house at Lynks Apartment, Lang’ata in a suspected suicide case. Martin Nyaga’s body was discovered by the house caretaker who was then taking a new tenant around to view vacant houses.

The caretaker told the police that a foul smell emanating from the apartment where he stayed is what alerted him. He said the deceased had not been seen for days. When the police broke into the house, they found the body hanging from the ceiling with a rope tied around his neck.

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