NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – Finance Minister Njeru Githae’s son allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday night at their Runda home in Nairobi.
Police say the 26-year-old minister’s son was found dangling from a rope after hanging himself.
“The body has since been taken to the mortuary,” said Nairobi deputy provincial police Chief Moses Nyakwama.
The family says Brian Karanga was found dead but family spokesman Peter Githae maintained that they would await a postmortem to establish the cause of death.
“Brian was found dead in his room yesterday (Wednesday); we do not as yet know the cause of death but a postmortem will be done to establish the cause of death,” said the spokesman.
“This is very shocking news to the family and with all due respect let us pause all the questions until further details are available,” insisted the minister’s brother asking for respect as the family mourns.
Karanga was the last born of the Finance Minister and he was on his fourth year studying Computer Science at the University of Nairobi.
Family friends and relatives of the minister continues to flock the home to condole the family.