The post-mortem examination on a Makueni County man alleged to have taken his life after his favourite English Premier League team, Manchester United, lost the FA Cup semi-final match to Chelsea FC, has confirmed the real cause of his death.
According to the report by the pathologist at Makueni County Referral Hospital, Stephene Soo, 32, a boda boda rider in Wote Town, died due to lack of oxygen. Blood clots were found in the lungs, which the doctor said confirmed that he died of lack of oxygen.
James Matheka, a relative of the dead man, said the examination had ruled a fracture on the neck.
Some specimens have been taken to the Government Chemist to establish whether the man might have drunk or inhaled something poisonous.
His family has called for thorough investigations to establish the cause of death.
The chairman of the Boda Boda Operators Association in Wote Town, Peter Musyoki, said: “We appeal for further investigations into our colleague’s painful death.”
Soo’s body was found hanging from the roof of his girlfriend’s house in the wee hours of Monday.
The Manchester United fan was initially reported to have taken his own life after his team was bundled out of the English FA Cup competition.
His girlfriend, who is being held at Makueni Police Station, had told the investigating officer that she woke up at 4am, only to find his body hanging from the roof. She said she had gone to sleep, leaving him watching the football match on TV.