June 13, 2024

Missing Lecturer Found Dead in House

Pwani University g Entrance where the deceased Prof Thomson Wazome used to teach. (Photo/ Courtesy)

By The COAST Reporter

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A Pwani University (PU) lecturer who went missing early this month was found dead at his rental house in Kilifi township on July 30, 2023.

The body was discovered after neighbours alerted the area chief of a foul smell emanating house.

The deceased was was identified as Prof Thomson Wazome who lectures French at the PU’s department of linguistics.

One of the neighbour, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the foul smell has been there for the last two days but they never thought it was a body decomposing.

“We thought it was either a cat or a dog that had died. We even tried to find around if we could get a dead animal but to-day we saw flies all over the window of the house and that we called the village elder.”

That forced them to call the area chief who came with security agents before breaking the padlock of the main door and found a body lying on the floor without clothes.

According to Fatuma Said, another neighbour, the dead could not have died three days of the foul smell.

Initial observations indicated that his body was already in different degrees of decomposition.

Kilifi North sub-county police boss Kenneth Maina confirmed the incident saying the matter was reported them by a neighbours before visiting the scene.  

“So far, we have not yet established the motive of his death because he was living alone but we have launched investigation.”

His fellow lecturers eulogized him as a quite person who minded his business with minimal socialisation activities.

If you meet him, according to one of his colleagues, he will just greet you and go his way. 

“He was not the talkative type,” adds one colleagues.

Neighbours who talked to the press also describe him as a person with no company.

“We only see him when he goes out or come in. We have not seen him with other people in his house,” said Esther Konde.

The deceased joined Pwani University in 2014 from Karatina University where he also taught French.

His body is preserved at the Kilifi County Referral Hospital awaiting postmodern.

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