As detectives begin investigations on Wednesday morning’s bizarre fire accident in Nairobi’s Buruburu estate which claimed the life of 36-year-old city banker Terance Korir, speculations, rumors and conflicting reports on his mysterious death continue to make rounds on social media.
The father of two burnt to death in his own car, a Subaru Impreza, at the parking yard of Mai Mahiu court along Katulo Road in Buruburu Phase 5.
The cause of the fire could not be immediately established, but the initial presumption was that his wife, a 29-year-old identified as Ruth Wanjiru in a circulating police report, might have had a hand in the “accident”.
Often known to take up detectives’ boots and help with information digging, Kenyans on Twitter did not let this one just slide.
One of the narratives that quickly gained traction on the platform was that which suggested the Bank of Africa employee might have been killed elsewhere and his body planted in the car, then set aflame.
Some of the irregularities raised by netizens are, for, instance, how the man, who was on the driver’s seat, burnt to death while on an upright position without attempting to save himself.
On that buruburu Subaru case
My two cents:
The guy was killed, brought in the vehicle, then set ablaze. No one can die in a frozen mode just like that with the mouth open. The guy would have smashed the windows to get out if he was alive. This is a murder cover up. pic.twitter.com/ogJ4xrGYwx
— Senje's Boyfriend (@ndelevagabriel) April 29, 2020
As a true crime aficionado, I agree. Such a death should have had a struggle hata kama ni suicide… Someone killed him and created this mock scene trying to cover up. So amateur-esque!
— Penny bunny (@minegalpenny) April 29, 2020
I totally agree with you. It’s makes no sense that the man sat in the same position without trying to save his life.
— Victoria Neerima (@viqueneerima1) April 29, 2020
you are correct about this Buruburu scene. not adding up eti he was just burnt by wife out of infidelity. crap
— Patrick Maina (@pati_maina) April 29, 2020
anyone here who owns a car knows there’s no way you can be locked inside unless the doors are locked and the battery removed… there’s more questions than answers hapa!
— Miller Naman (@naman_miller) April 29, 2020
You have already solved it for bother Johansen government pathologist! Nobody dies in a frozen mode. 2nd. The burning wasn’t uniform in frequent cases where cars are set ablaze. 3rd. Johansen atafute!
— Othelo (@Othelo23149328) April 29, 2020
Questions have also been raised on how comes only the car’s interior was destroyed by the inferno.
Plus the damage on the car is much less compared to the man’s burns.
— BIG kimoda (@Antony67895058) April 29, 2020
According to reports from the scene earlier today, the car exploded after the man ignited the engine at 8.30 a.m as he was heading to work.
A neighbour of the deceased also confirmed this, taking to social media to give his account on the developing story which has everyone in town talking.