Yesterday morning Kenyans woke up to the unpleasant news that Tecra Muigai, Anerlisa’s sister had passed away after a tragic accident.
According to reports in the Star, Tecra was a frequent visitor to Lamu. She arrived early April to visit boyfriend Omar Lali of Shella town, Lamu Island.
The two had been dating from mid-last year with their relationship blossoming. The late Tecra is said to have arrived in Lamu last month and shacked up with Omar at their favourite Manda Diamond Hotel in Shella for a week.
Later on, they are said to have rented a cottage from where she was later found unresponsive at the bottom of the staircase on Tuesday last week.
Neighbours who found her reportedly informed Omar who was asleep at the time and was unaware that she lay unconscious at the staircase.
Witnesses at the scene told the-Star that blood was oozing from her nose and mouth though many were unable to explain how she fell, or what could have triggered the fall.
When her mother, Tabitha, was informed about her daughter’s incident she apparently chartered a private chopper that airlifted her for treatment to the Nairobi Hospital on April 27.
Friends, who did not want to be named, claimed she was conscious at the time she was airlifted to Nairobi.
It had been recommended by medics that she undergoes brain surgery to defuse the extreme pain medically referred to as cerebral-edema. She died before it was done.
“Sometime last year, the brother came here and tried to convince her to leave Omar alone as she was being taken advantage of. It didn’t work as Tecra said she loved him” one friend said.
A police source who spoke to the-Star, said on condition of anonymity that the two might have been involved in a row.
The boyfriend is now being held by detectives in Lamu as investigations into the accident commence.