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Photo of Brenda Kawira who died under Unclear Circumstances in Kasarani after jumping from fourth floor


It was alleged that on February 21, 2023, in Nairobi’s Kasarani estate at around 11:30pm, Brenda Kawira, 29, jumped 50 feet to her death.

She was buried 17 days later on March 12, 2023, in Meru County.

The only witness in the suicide claim was her boyfriend who confessed that they had quarrelled on their way to the bedroom.

He alleged that Ms Kawira, in a fit of rage, stormed out of the bedroom situated on the fourth floor of the rental apartment, went to the balcony and executed the jump of death.

A police report of the incident indicates that the boyfriend raised several neighbours who assisted him in rushing her to Uzima Hospital on Thika Road where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

It is then that police were called to the hospital while her body was still in the backseat of a personal car.

“Physical examination deduced visible injuries and bruises on her face,” the police incident report indicated.

The autopsy report later showed bruises on her right thigh, the left side of the neck, the left cheek and the legs.

The cause of death was “internal bleeding”.

Dr Gitonga said the police report and the autopsy report do not agree on logic.

“I fail to understand how a falling human from a height of about 50 metres will land in a way that bruises the left sides of the neck and the cheek, at the same time injuring the right sides of the thigh. This implies a strange kind of a still fall since she was deduced to have died before she was taken to the hospital,” she said.