In Summary
  • Mombasa Urban Police Commander Eliud Monari said Mr Anyanzwa jumped from a window on the eighth floor of the Uhuru na Kazi building.
  • He said First Aid was administered but that the lawyer succumbed to his injuries.
  • A police source told the Nation that Mr Anyanzwa visited the Ministry of Lands' offices before proceeding to the eighth floor.

Mombasa-based lawyer Sammy Anyanzwa died by suicide on Wednesday, police have said.

Mombasa Urban Police Commander Eliud Monari said Mr Anyanzwa jumped from a window on the eighth floor of the Uhuru na Kazi building, which has government offices.

“It is unclear why he threw himself off the building but we have launched investigations” Mr Monari told the Nation on phone.

He said First Aid was administered but that the lawyer succumbed to his injuries. Reports indicated that he was 69 years old.

MYSTERY FILE

A police source told the Nation that Mr Anyanzwa visited the Ministry of Lands' offices before proceeding to the eighth floor.

The source said the senior advocate checked a file there and then excused himself to “make a call”.

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