The death of John Mutinda at the Likoni ferry is still haunting Kenyans. Going by his photos, he was a man who loved life.
It is still unclear as to what exactly might have made him commit suicide.
He died after driving his car directly into the Indian Ocean while on the Likoni Ferry, with his body recovered hours later.
Ruth Mueni told journalists that her husband had dreamt that his father called from the grave instructing him to meet him in Mombasa’s central business district.
The widow said her husband hurriedly left their rental home at Vanga estate around 4am after the alleged strange dream only to plunge into the ocean moments later.
But Mutinda’s family blamed his death on domestic violence. His mother, Musangi Mutinda, on Tuesday accused Mueni of subjecting her son to domestic abuse for years.
She said her daughter-in-law was being economical with the truth and accused her of misrepresenting the circumstances of her son’s death.
The 46-year-old Mutinda was a clearing and forwarding agent. He will be buried at his Kyanika village home in Kitui on December 21.
Below are photos of him and his home in which he is alleged to have rushed out of before his death.