Valentines Drinking tragedy
16 February 2012, 11:22
A middle-aged man who enjoyed his valentine day at a
drinking spree later collapsed and died instantly after taking several glasses
of water at Thimbiri village, Giaki Division of Meru County.
The deceased Benjamin Kithiji is reported to have come home
late at night drunk before beating his wife whom he accused of not turning up
at the drinking site.
The couple is said to have planned to spend their
valentine day together at a drinking spree in the neighborhood before the
tragic incident occurred.
Confirming the incident the area OCPD Mr. James Kithuka
said the 30 years old father of two, died the following morning after spending
a whole day taking illicit brew in the vicinity.
‘’I understand the man was heavily drunk and after
beating his wife he kicked them out of the house together with the kids at night and
spend the night alone before dying the following morning, ‘noted
According to the OCPD, the man woke up well on Wednesday morning
and requested for a glass of water from his younger brother but upon taking he
started vomiting and collapsed.
The body was moved to Meru level -5 hospital mortuary
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