Kenyans were left reeling in shock after images of a man burnt beyond recognition in BuruBuru estate were widely shared on various social media platforms.
Speculation was rife on what could have caused his death with some claiming it could be murder and others staged suicide.
According to the police, the man was identified as Terence Korir and works at Bank of Africa, Westlands.
Neighbors said they heard screams at around 8:30 am but were unable to save the man after his car, a Subaru burst into flames. A fire brigade truck from Nairobi County Government arrived at the scene within the hour but the firefighters only managed to extinguish the fire before the man’s charred remains were removed from the wreckage.
Images of the wreckage, however, revealed very little damage of the car from the outside, which fueled the speculations that Korir could have been murdered.
Korir had just hopped onto his car and ignited the engine, when the vehicle, a Subaru Impreza, exploded into flames, police said.
“When he (Korir) ignited the vehicle’s engine, the car burst into flames at the bonnet section. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. It is strange how the vehicle’s interior was the only part that was destroyed by the explosion,” Buruburu OCPD, Adamson Bungei told the media.
“We have since towed the damaged car to Buruburu Police Station,” said Bungei.
Korir is married to one Ruth Wanjiru and they had two children.