Homicide detectives have arrested one person in connection with the death of Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja’s daughter, Tecra Muigai.
Keroche Breweries Board of Directors and Management in a statement said Tecra passed away on Saturday, May 2nd, following a tragic accident.
Officers arrested Tecra’s boyfriend Omar Lali, who was reportedly with her when the accident happened at a holiday home they were living together in Lamu Island on Tuesday, April 28th.
Detectives apprehended him after he allegedly gave two conflicting accounts of the events leading to Tecra’s death, according to reports. He first told investigators that Tecra tumbled down the stairs but later changed his statement to say she slipped in the bathroom.
But the two accounts were inconsistent with the version given by responders who rushed Tecra to hospital. A friend of Tecra is said to have found her lying unconscious at the house with blood was oozing from her mouth.
“It was on Tuesday last week when one of our friends found her in a coma in the house. By that time, her boyfriend was still asleep in the house. We had to wake him up. He was in shock after finding out that she was immobile,” a friend of Tecra told Daily Nation.
She was first taken to a local health facility before her mother sent a private helicopter to pick her from Manda Airport and airlift her to Nairobi for treatment.
Sadly, Tecra succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital on Saturday. Lali and Tecra had dated for about one year but her mother was opposed to the relationship, Daily Nation reported.
The family reportedly requested the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to probe the circumstances leading to Tecra’s death. Until her death, she served as the Head of Innovations and Strategy at Keroche Breweries.