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Taxi driver found dead in his car in Hurlingham

The family of a taxi driver from Kitengela is currently grappling with distress following the tragic discovery of their relative’s lifeless body inside his car that had been parked at a petrol station in Hurlingham, Nairobi County over the weekend.

A relative of the taxi driver identified as John Kyalo, 30, said the deceased was found on Sunday morning in his salon car at the petrol station by security at the station.

According to a police report, police were informed a driver was lying motionless in his car.

Guards at the station said that the deceased had walked into a shop at the station on Saturday night and bought a packet of milk and some medicine.

He also inquired if a chemist at the station operated then but was informed it was closed before he walked back into his car.

“After consuming the milk, it seems he may have rested at the petrol station but unfortunately did not regain consciousness. The milk packet and some of the medicine were recovered from the floor of the car,” the relative who was at Milimani police on Monday narrated.

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“We are in the dark at the moment. We are just waiting for the postmortem to know what killed him because he was not sick.”

Kilimani police boss Moss Ndiwa said the man was found on the driver’s seat and that they are yet to establish the cause of the death.

Earlier this month, police in Nairobi launched a manhunt for a mysterious woman who left an unidentified man dead in a hired taxi.

According to the taxi driver, the woman hired the taxi intending to travel from Syokimau to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

However, before reaching her destination, the woman suddenly exited the vehicle, leaving the man behind.

The taxi driver’s attempts to help the man proved futile as he collapsed.

Inside the taxi, police found a bottle of soda, crisps, and two mobile phones left behind by the suspect.

The deceased man had no identification, making it difficult for officers to establish his identity. As a result, police took his body to the City Mortuary.

Nairobi County Police boss Adamson Bungei confirmed that investigations had begun to identify and locate the woman. Authorities hope she can provide more information about the bizarre incident.

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