Police are investigating an incident where a man collapsed and died inside a lodging he had booked with his suspected girlfriend in Murang’a county.

The deceased, Frederick Opiyo, reportedly booked a room at Rurago bar at around 9pm on Tuesday, July 27, where he was joined by Mary Mwende Munyalo an hour later.

According to a police report seen by, the duo took supper at the bar, after which Opiyo entered a bathroom where he emerged after a few minutes.

The 50-year-old man then requested Mwende, aged 35, that they go to sleep, but she requested to first take a bath. Difficulty in breathing While taking a bath, Mwende said she heard the man groaning.

She hurriedly came out of the bathroom and found him lying on the bed naked while struggling to breathe.

Mwende then alerted the night guard of the entertainment joint, identified as Stephen Muriithi Mbau, who informed the police. The police said they recovered two unused condoms at the scene and one empty sachet of sex enhancement pills (viagra).

Opiyo’s body was moved to Murang’a Level Five Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.


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