Man dies in Narok lodging after breathing trouble

Sunday July 05 2020

Police in Narok County are investigating the death of a 32-year-old man at a lodging after alleged breathing complications.

The man, a civil servant from Kisii County, reportedly checked into the room at around 6pm on Saturday and was later joined by the woman.

Narok North Sub-county Police Commander Fredrick Shiundu said he travelled from Kisii, where he worked as a micro and small enterprise authority officer (MSEA).


Mr Shiundu said the woman reported the man’s death at around 6am on Sunday.

He said her report indicated that the man died in the room after developing the breathing complications and sweating profusely.


“According to the woman, the man developed the complications at around 8pm. She says she tried to make calls for help after calling the night guards but the efforts were in vain. We will investigate the claims,” Mr Shiundu said.

“We found some liquor, a half-full bottle of Coca-Cola and an energy drink, which he had taken. There was no evidence of a struggle in the room,” he said, adding a post mortem would be conducted.

Residents milled around Oloropil Towers opposite the Narok town mosque early Sunday as police collected the body and took the woman away for questioning.

The body was taken to Rosewood Mortuary in Rongo town.