The sad demise of Tecra Wangari Muigai sent shockwaves across the internet earlier this month. Her controversial death which the family blamed on a “tragic accident” is still fresh in the minds of many.
The daughter of Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja died on Saturday, May 2 after the Strategy and Innovations Director at Keroche fell from the stairs of a private house in Shella on Lamu Island, where she was staying with her 54-year-old boyfriend Omar Lali.
Ever since her death, many details, including those of her private love life, have continued to emerge on social media, sparking hours-long discussions and debates.
As the family prepares to lay the Keroche heiress to rest, an image of the deceased’s obituary has emerged online; revealing more about Tecra who was not much of a public figure like her famous sister Anerlisa Wanjiru Muigai.
The document confirmed that her burial will be held at a private ceremony in Naivasha where only immediate family members will be allowed to attend.
In the obituary, Tecra’s friends from far and wide are given special appreciation for their outpouring of heartfelt condolences.
It also named Tanzanian artist Ben Pol as the brother-in-law to Tecra, which suggests that he and Anerlisa are an officially married couple, proving the singer was honest back in January 2020 when he claimed to have cleared dowry payment for Anerlisa and was only awaiting a grand wedding to seal their marriage.
Meanwhile, Tecra’s partner Omar Lali remains behind bars where he will be detained for 21 days as the lead suspect to her death.
He was arrested in Lamu on Monday, May 4, by Homicide detectives after police found inconsistencies on the circumstances under which she lost her life.
He had first said she fell in the bathroom and later changed his narrative and said Tecra fell from a flight of stairs to her death.
Tecra’s autopsy was set for Tuesday this week after the police and the family agreed on the tentative date to examine her body.
Sleuths from the DCI spent the weekend in Lamu trying to reconstruct the last moments of the Keroche heiress.
The officers had by Sunday recorded statements from a neighbour and security guard on the events of the day when Tecra was rushed to hospital after the fall.
“So far so good. We hope to end the taking of statements by end of the day when we will have questioned the boyfriend,” said an investigator.