Nairobi: Man jumps from eighth floor of Salehe Hotel

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A middle-aged man was on Wednesday night rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after jumping from the eighth floor of a city hotel.

The victim, identified as Abdullahim Muktarhim was staying at Salehe Hotel located along Koinange Street after checking in on Tuesday.
According to the police, the man at around midday on Wednesday, he intruded on another guest’s room and locked himself in.

“A male adult aged 40 who was of Somali origin namely Abdullahim Muktarhim on January 10, 2022, at around 6:00 pm booked room 802 at the Salehe Hotel along Koinange street where he spent the night.

“However at around 12 noon on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, he intruded on room 205 booked by Daniel Masala who at the time was attending to his family who was in room 804,” the police report reads in part.

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Police said that when the owner of the room came back from seeing his family, he found his room locked from the inside, and when he knocked there was no response and he heard a loud bhang.

He alerted the management of the hotel who checked and found the victim who had jumped from the eighth floor of the hotel to the rooftop of the next building.

“On alerting the management, they found out that Muktarhim had jumped out from the room and landed on the roof of the Trust Mansion Building adjacent to the hotel,” the report added.

He was rushed to KNH where he is admitted in a serious condition as police commence investigations.

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