AWAITING DNA ANALYSIS

Second body found in burnt Sunbeam Mall as owners count losses

The body was badly burnt and was rotting when it was discovered

In Summary
  • An official at the complex told police they were removing the debris following the June 25 incident when they found a burnt human body.
  • The body was badly burnt and was rotting when it was discovered on July 2, police said.
Sunbeam Shopping Complex burnt down into ashes on June 25 ,2024.
Sunbeam Shopping Complex burnt down into ashes on June 25 ,2024.

A second body of a man was Tuesday found in the debris of a mall that was burnt down in Nairobi during the anti-tax demos.

This was almost a week after the incident happened at the Sunbeam Shopping Complex along Mfangano Street that was burned in the chaos.

An official at the complex told police they were removing the debris following the June 25 incident when they found a burnt human body.

The body was badly burnt and was rotting when it was discovered on July 2, police said.

Police visited the scene and confirmed the same before they moved the body to City mortuary awaiting DNA analysis and preservation.

The first body of a 56-year-old man was found in the debris of the mall.

The body of the man identified as Mathew Njoroge was discovered on Thursday June 27, two days after the complex was burned in the chaos.

The body was discovered by the management who were going through the debris.

It is believed the six-storey building was burnt by looters who had invaded it.

The fire was worsened by police who fired tear gas canisters there to force out looters who were grabbing valuables.

The building is among tens that were attacked and looted by mobs who had joined the protests against the Finance Bill 2024.

President William Ruto later declined to sign the bill and sent it back to Parliament.

Several properties were attacked and looted in the chaos. Subsequent protests have been infiltrated by criminals who have worsened the situation attacking and robbing property.

At least 40 people have been killed in the chaos.

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