- Mr Mluli reportedly died suddenly on Saturday while he was in room number 22 of Mbezi Garden Hotel in Dar es Salaam where he had gone to relax in the company of Ms Neema Kibaya (33). The Kinondoni Regional Police Commander, Mr Ramadhan Kingai, confirmed the incident yesterday.
Dar es Salaam. What should have been a normal leisure time on a Saturday afternoon at a Dar es Salaam hotel ended badly for a city resident, David Mluli (80), who died in circumstances that are subject to police investigation.
Mr Mluli reportedly collapsed and died suddenly on Saturday while he was in room number 22 at Mbezi Garden Hotel in Dar es Salaam where he had gone to relax in the company of his girl friend Ms Neema Kibaya (33).
Images of a woman that many believed to be that of the woman in question have been trending on social media for the past two days.
Sources say the two had arrived shortly at the hotel with Mluli arriving first before his companion.
The Kinondoni Regional Police Commander, Mr Ramadhan Kingai, confirmed the incident yesterday.
He told journalists that the police force received a phone call from Mbezi Garden Hotel manager Newton Mkonda on January 16 at around 3pm. The caller informed the law enforcers of the sudden death of a client at the hotel who had occupied room number 22.
“The police arrived at the area and found Mr Mluli’s body along with a woman who identified herself as Neema Kibaya. Ms Kibaya told the police of the love relationship she had with the deceased,” Mr Kingai said.
Police then took the body to Mwananyamala Hospital for postmortem while Ms Kibaya, a resident of Goba and a businesswoman, has been detained. Preliminary investigations, he said, showed that Mr Mluli could have died from a normal death because his body shows no signs that there was any form of confrontation between him and any other person prior to the death.
“There were no direct physical signs that could have been noted as doubtful with exception of his under wears getting wet before he passed away,” said Mr Kingai.
While searching in the room, police found out that Mr Mluli was in possession of Sh37,000, his national identification card and Tecno mobile handset. Medical experts at the Mwananyamala Hospital will conduct a postmortem as soon as his relatives have shown up.
“Postmortem protocols demand the presence of a relative of the deceased who has to identify the body before burial preparations,” hinted Mr Kingai.