Social media users on Wednesday afternoon were greeted with horrid images of a man burnt to death inside his own car.
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The images and footage were later established to have been taken in Buruburu phase 5 estate, where residents woke up to the gruesome scene.
What baffled the online community was that the body of the unidentified victim was well placed on the driver’s seat.
The inner part of the car was completely damaged. The Subaru Impreza salon car was parked next to the man’s house.
Neigbours identified him as Terrance Korir, 36, married with two children.
The man was burnt beyond recognition. The neighbours and guards said the car caught fire as the deceased ignited it to leave for work, in one of the city’s banks.
Police said they were called by guards and management of Maimahiu court and informed that there was a car on fire at about 8.30 a.m. They then called the fire engine to the scene.
It was after they had contained the fire that they managed to identify him and the house he stayed at. The remains were removed from the scene as investigations continue.
This was quickly backed by reports (some unverified) that the man had in fact been set on fire by his own wife over his alleged infidelity.
Buruburu SCPC Adamson Bungei said they were currently treating it as a fire incident and the remains were of a male adult.
“As of now we cannot divulge much and we can only treat it as a fire incident and once we finish the various investigations, we are following then we can know what transpired, but for now it is a fire incident,” Bungei told a local daily on phone.
He added that they will know more after an autopsy has been conducted.
The man’s remains were taken to City Mortuary.