A postmortem exercise is set to be conducted on the body of businessman Karanja Kabage who died on Friday while driving on Southern Bypass, Nairobi.

The National Police Service on Saturday morning issued a statement on the death of businessman  that happened on Friday, July 5, 2019, at around 9.47pm.

According to the statement, the deceased was driving a Land Cruiser along the Southern Bypass from Ole Sereni direction towards Kikuyu.

Witnesses revealed that the vehicle veered off to the wrong side of the road, slowed down, appeared to be making a U-turn before hitting the pavement.

Vomit collected from will form part of the basis of investigations into the cause of his death.

Police handling the case said early reports indicate that Kabage might have suffered a heart attack while driving.

A team sent to assess the scene said they collected vomit from his car.

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Witnesses told police Kabage’s vehicle veered off the road, along the Southern Bypass, slowed down appeared to be making a u-turn before slightly hitting the pavement.

The impact could not cause death. His vehicle was slightly damaged and he was talking when he was found.

Inspector General of police Hilary Mutyambai said upon the intervention of a taxi driver and a Good Samaritan who stopped, Kabage asked to be taken to the Nairobi hospital, where he arrived unconscious.

Efforts by doctors to resuscitate him proved futile as he was later pronounced dead.

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