What Killed Keroche Breweries’ Tecra Muigai

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Tecra Muigai, daughter of Keroche Breweries owners Tabitha and Joseph Karanja, may have died after falling from the balcony of a holiday home in Lamu, sources reveal.

Yesterday, sources familiar with the incident said Tecra was admitted to a Nairobi hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained after the Thursday fall.Her death was confirmed yesterday in a press statement issued by the family.

According to the statement, Tecra died on Saturday after “a tragic accident.Although the statement did not reveal details of the “tragic accident”, sources said Tecra was airlifted from Lamu after falling from the balcony of a luxury holiday home where she was living with a friend.

“She was in ICU for three days before she passed on,” said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity. Tecra was, until her death, the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Keroche Breweries.

Detectives from the homicide unit at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have taken over the probe into her death.A planned postmortem yesterday was postponed after the detectives said there were issues they wanted to cover first.

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The officers said they will interview a number people who were with Tecra when the accident happened. The team also plans to visit the place where the accident happened.They want to ensure any questions regarding the death are addressed, said one officer. 

Tabitha and Karanja have four children — James Karanja, Anerlisa Muigai, Edward Muigai and Tecra Muigai.Keroche Breweries paid tribute to her brilliance, passion and energy.

The company said she was the source of important innovations that have enriched the company’s product range, including development of new brands that were scheduled to be launched this year.

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