Questions Surrounding Buruburu Man Burned Alive in Car [VIDEO]

The car that burned down in Buru Buru Estate, Nairobi on April 29, 2020.
The car that burned down in Buru Buru Estate, Nairobi on April 29, 2020.


Results of the autopsy carried out on Terrence Korir, the man who burned to death inside his car in Buru Buru phase 5 estate, shows that he died a gruesome and painful death

Chief Government Pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor, shared his findings, going on to explain that there was plenty of soot in Korir's respiratory system. According to the expert pathologist, this proved beyond doubt that the victim was breathing normally and just sat and burned to death. He further added that they also discovered empty intestines during the post mortem, indicating that Korir had not eaten for a while before his death.

“He inhaled a lot of soot an indication that he took a lot of time in the car before he died because we saw discolouration of tissues. This happens when you inhale more carbon monoxide,” Oduor explained.

The gruesome death of Terrence Korir, the 36-year-old father of two who burned to death inside his parked car in Buruburu Phase 5 Estate Nairobi, on April 29, has raised several questions.

Kamukunji Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  chief Adan Guyo, who was tasked with heading the investigation, informed the media that they had collected several samples from the car had been sent to the government laboratory for forensic analysis.

However, speaking to, an eyewitness who was present when the incident took place, coupled with several photos of the vehicle have raised several questions.

According to the witness report, the Nairobi County firefighters who rushed to the scene, while discussing among themselves, questioned the position in which they found the body.

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Korir's body showed no signs of struggle or an attempt to exit the burning car, a scenario that left the firemen in bewilderment.

The intensity of the fire was also a hot topic of discussion among the experts, as, by the time they managed to put out the raging flames, the entire interior of the car was burnt to a crisp, with the passenger seat incinerated down to its metallic frame.

However, photos of the engine of the car have since emerged, showing that it was still intact thereby ruling out an engine-related issue as the cause of the fire.

The tyres were also found intact, further fueling theories regarding the cause of the fire that melted the cars entire dashboard, and burnt Korir's body beyond recognition.

Korir's widow, whose scream alerted the neighbours to the incident, was not in a state of mind to be questioned according to the latest reports.

The loud blast that was also heard by the neighbours has also raised questions as to whether there was an incendiary device within the car.

Speaking to on April 30, the eyewitness has since revealed that DCI officers were still in the Mai Mahiu Court late into the night (Wednesday), as they gathered more information to aid in their investigations.

Officer Guyo affirmed that the car had been towed to Buruburu Police Station and that the body of the deceased was taken to Chiromo Mortuary. 

The car that burned down in Buru Buru Estate, Nairobi on April 29, 2020.
The car that burned down in Buru Buru Estate, Nairobi on April 29, 2020.
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