January 20th 2018

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Top Nakuru hotel on the spot over death cover-up

Parents of the late Ben Kuria who is alleged to have drowned and died while swimming at the Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge located on the outskirts of Nakuru Town are now calling on the police to investigate what they term as possible murder of their son.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comWednesday, 03 Jan 2018 19:26 EAT

The main reception to Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge.

A top Nakuru hotel is on the spot following the death a counselor at a local rehab center after relatives and the employer of the deceased accused it of trying to cover up the death.

Parents of the late Ben Kuria who is alleged to have drowned and died while swimming at the Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge located on the outskirts of Nakuru Town are now calling on the police to investigate what they term as possible murder of their son.

Warui Nyamu who is the father to the late, accused the hotel management of trying to cover up the murder of his son. He said that the hotel management has been unwilling to cooperate with the family and had refused to provide any information that could help in the investigations.

He said that the management threatened to evict them from the hotel when they visited after the death of their son was reported. The hotel is also been being accused of tempering with the cctv footage at the hotel a day after the death of Kuria.

A postmortem carried out on Tuesday revealed that the deceased had injuries on the back which resulted from being hit by a blunt object. The postmortem also revealed injuries on the lungs.

The hotel management has also been hostile to the media who have been trying to gather information from the scene. A look at the deceased’s phone shows him taking selfies while inside the pool with someone standing behind him on one edge of the pool.

Former NACADA boss John Mututho, who was the employer of the late, questioned why the hotel management took four hours to notify him about the death of Ben considering that the hotel is just a few meters from his rehab center where Ben was an employee.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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