A 61-year-old man who booked a room at a guest house in Kirinyaga was on Monday found dead on his bed with froth oozing from the mouth.
According to the police OB report filed at Kiamaciri Police Station, the man checked in at the Calabash Bar and Restaurant on Sunday and was alone in his room.
According to the restaurant’s manager Beatrice Muthoni, who reported the incident, James Kamau Mbacha booked his room around 06:20 pm and ordered a bottle of beer and a soda.
On Monday, the room attendant identified as Jerotich Wanjiru visited the room at around 10:30 am and found it locked from inside.
She again went back at 1 pm and found the door still locked from the inside.
Jerotich alerted the hotel manager who came and knocked several times at the door but it was not opened.
The manager reported the matter at Kiamaciri Police Station.
DCI officers from Mwea West visited the scene and opened the door only to come across the lifeless body of Kamau lying on the bed with froth oozing from his mouth.
The half-consumed bottle of beer was found beside his bed together with the soda. The DCI officers also discovered two unknown tablets and one unused condom.
“The scene was documented and the exhibits and samples collected for further analysis,” the police OB reads.
The body was moved to Kerugoya hospital mortuary pending a postmortem.