Residents of Masii, Machakos County woke up to tragic news on the morning of Sunday, September 10, when a 77-year-old man was discovered dead in a hotel room.
According to a police report seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the elderly man had spent the previous night out with a 32-year-old woman before his unfortunate demise the following morning.
Per the report, the body was discovered by hotel staff who alerted the hotel owner, who, in turn, contacted the police.
The report clarified that the pair had reserved the hotel room on Saturday before the tragic incident occurred.
An image of a team of police officers arriving at a crime scene in Nairobi on December 8, 2021.
The lifeless body of the deceased was discovered unclothed and unconscious on the bed.
Following the discovery, his body was transported to the Machakos Funeral Home, where a postmortem examination will be conducted.
“The deceased’s bag was found to have 25 tablets of men’s boosters and four empty sachets of the tablets that he is believed to have taken,” read part of the statement.
To assist in unraveling the murder mystery, the 32-year-old lady was brought to the police station for questioning.
In a related incident from July, a Catholic priest from Murang’a County was found dead under comparable circumstances at a nearby hotel after spending the night with a woman.
It was revealed that the priest had been in a six-year relationship with the lady, and they had previously visited the hotel on multiple occasions.
These cases of deaths occurring in hotel rooms have been on the rise in the last few years.
Several of these incidents are linked to victims excessively consuming male enhancement drugs, leading authorities to issue warnings against their misuse.
The Kenya Association of Urological Surgeons (KAUS) cautioned in 2020 that people should only use the boosters under a prescription, following a thorough discussion of their medical history, as well as an assessment of the associated risks and benefits.
A photo of police officers at a past crime scene