Tharaka-Nithi family in agony as Son falls to death, Weeks Before Graduation.

The family of 23- year- old Blair Muthomi, a Nairobi Technical Training Institute electrical engineering trainee , who died after allegedly falling from the fifth floor of a building in Hunters- Kasarani estate, Nairobi County last week is pleading for in-depth investigations into the matter.

Speaking during the burial ceremony in Rubate village in Chuka/Igambang’ombe constituency in Tharaka Nithi County on Monday, the family members said they will only come to terms with losing their son after knowing what exactly occurred.

The body of Mr Muthomi, who lived in an apartment with two of his friends, was found lying on the floor at an adjacent building site by an owner identified as Joseph Macharia who had visited his property to supervise construction.
Mr Onesmus Mwiricia, Mr Muthomi’s, father said they received the shocking news from Uhai Neema Hospital where his son was confirmed dead after he was rushed there by his two roommates.

The three friends had just moved into the apartment together last month.

“Our hearts are very heavy and we will not settle until we know from the investigating agencies what exactly happened to our beloved son,” Mr Mwiricia said.

He urged Interior Cabinet Secretary Interior Kithure Kindiki to ensure that police conduct thorough investigations into whether his son fell by accident or was pushed down.
He said during the day he communicated with his 23-year-old son on phone on Thursday, March 9. However, his phone went unanswered later at night.

Mr Muthomi had completed his studies and was awaiting graduation.

Mourners pay respect to the Late Blair Muthomi during his burial ceremony

“My heart is in pain as I bury my firstborn son and my request to the government is to conduct thougher investigations to unearth what exactly happened,” said Kajuju Mwiathi, the mother to the deceased.
According to Ms Mwiathi, the eldest of her three children was humble , hardworking and had a promising future.

According to postmortem report, Muthomi died of injuries to the abdomen and chest.

Mr Mwiricia however wondered how his son fell from the fifth floor but did not break his hands or even legs or any other part apart from head injuries and internal organs.

Detectives from Kasarani Police Station took into custody the two housemates as they would help in the investigations into the matter.
This comes in a wake of a Police investigation into a similar death of interior designer Jeff Mwathi, who allegedly fell from the 10th floor of a building in the same area, with six people, including renowned Kikuyu musician, DJ Fatxo being persons of interest in the case.

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