Man dead after taking Viagra in Murang'a lodging

Police said Mwende was having a shower just moments after they had taken supper when she heard the man groaning in pain.

In Summary

•One used and unused condom were recovered.

•The body was moved to Murang’a Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.

Crime scene
Crime scene
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A man has died inside a hotel room after using Viagra in Murang'a county on Wednesday.

According to a police report, Frederick Opiyo 50, allegedly died moments after he emerged from the bathroom in what police suspect was after he used Viagra.

At the time, he was in the company of Mary Mwende, 35 who joined him in the room at around 10pm.

They took supper together - fish and ugali - before the man entered the bathroom and emerged a few minutes later.

Opiyo then asked Mwende that they retire to bed but the lady asked to shower first.

"While taking a bath, Mwende heard the man groaning. She came out of the bathroom and found the man having removed his clothes and was struggling to breathe," the report said.

It is at this point that Mwende alerted the night guard.

"One used and unused condom were recovered. In the bathroom one packet of Viagra was also recovered," the report read.

The body was moved to Murang’a Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.

The matter is currently being investigated by police officers attached to Maragua police station in Murang’a county.