PHOTOS: Thousands turn up at KU mortuary to view Brian Chira’s body ahead of burial in Githunguri

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 26 Mar, 2024 10:45 | 3 mins read
Fans view Brian Chira's body at KU mortuary. Inset: Brian Chira. PHOTOS/Screengrab by K24 Digital, Instagram (@chirabrian)

Fans defied early morning showers to gather at the Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Tuesday morning March 26, 2024, to view the body of late TikToker Brian Chira.

People started trickling in at the KU mortuary as early as 7 am even before the body was prepared for viewing.

Fans gathering at KU mortuary on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. PHOTO/Facebook/Nandwa Isaac

An early morning downpour didn't dampen the spirits of those who wanted to view Chira's body before his internment in Githunguri.

People sheltering from the rain at the KU mortuary. PHOTO/Facebook/Nandwa Isaac

By 9 am, the number of those showing up at the Kenyatta University Funeral Home to view Chira's body had swelled to thousands.

Thousands throng KU mortuary. PHOTO/Facebook/Paxson Chege Ngunya
Fans seen at KU mortuary to view Brian Chira's body. PHOTO/Facebook/Derrick Mbugua

The fans were ultimately allowed into the morgue to view Brian Chira's lifeless body which was laid in a black casket.

People view Brian Chira's body at the KU mortuary. PHOTO/Screengrab by K24 Digital.
The black coffin bearing the remains of Brian Chira. PHOTO/Screengrab by K24 Digital.

Brian Chira's body will be ferried to Githunguri for a funeral service and burial after the body viewing at the KU mortuary.

The funeral hearse that will transport Brian Chira's body parked at KU mortuary. PHOTO/Facebook/Nandwa Isaac

Death

Brian Chira was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday night March 16, 2024.

Zeleck Momanyi, who was present when the TikToker was hit by a speeding lorry, narrated the events of the fateful Saturday night.

The witness noted that a drunk Chira alighted from the motorbike that was carrying them and started running away to avoid paying the boda boda rider.

Momanyi added that a white Canter hit Chira as he was fleeing.

"Tukaenda tukafika junction so nlikua nataka kudivert kuenda nyumbani na unfortunately Brian alikua anaenda different direction so alikua anataka kumwacha hapo lakini venye alikua mveli alisema tena naomba munisongeshe munifikishe mahali fulani, tusonge mbele kidogo. Aya nkaambia boda boda tusonge alafu turudi unipeleke home. So after tumesonga tumefika mahali alituambia, akashuka tu pikipiki and then mtu wa pikipiki kumuitisha fare akaanza tu kukimbia. Before tu asonge two steps mbele hivi ndo gari ilitokea tu ikampiga," Momanyi narrated.

"Canter ya white. Ili speed off ikaenda," he added.

Momanyi recalled that the impact threw Brian Chira meters ahead and that the lorry that hit him also ran over his body before speeding away.

"Alipigwa akaenda distance then gari ikamfwata mbele ikampita juu," he said.

The witness was taken to the Karuri Police Station where he recorded a statement.

"Nilijaribu tu kutafuta venye naweza kumsaidia sikupata namna yoyote nkapiga 999 so nkaongea na hao askari headquarters wakanipatia number ya PC Mwaniki. Kumuongelesha akanitumia number ya officer ako incharge that night ndo akamtuma akakuja akanipata hapo ndo nakaenda nkaadikisha statement kwa hio Karuri station," Momanyi said.

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