Erick Maigo, the actig finance director of Nairobi Hospital, who was killed was a kind person.
He was described as a man of the people who was overly pleasant and courteous by sources familiar with him.
Maigo, who was 26 years old at the time of his passing, was not married.
Maigo never failed to welcome his coworkers at The Nairobi Hospital as he walked past them each morning while holding a steaming cup of his preferred tea.
“He was a joyous person who was very kind. In fact, on Thursday morning he came to the office happy and he carried tea from one of the restaurants nearby as he greeted us here at the hospital,” a colleague told The Star newspaper on Friday.
His colleague who sought anonymity said Maigo was a person who used to smile a lot with people.
“He was a kind-hearted person. A tall dark man who was always smart in the office. He would always wear his spectacles and that is what made him to be the person he was,” the source said.
Another coworker recalled Maigo as a man with a witty take on life and a contagious joy of smiling.
The colleague claimed that because of his outgoing personality, his coworkers valued his presence.
Thursday, the day before he passed away, was a typical workday for Maigo.
“After his normal routine of greeting us, Maigo went to have a meeting on matters of budget with one of the clients,” the source said.
He was held up in the meeting until around 8 pm when he left to go home.
“He left as usual and we said our byes. We did not know that we were going to lose him. It is sad that we are unable to see him again. This news has really weighed on us,” the sources added.
Maigo was Friday morning found murdered in his house in Woodley estate, Nairobi.
His assailant, a female who had probably spent the night at the house or accessed it in the morning escaped minutes before police arrived.
Kilimani police boss Moss Ndiwa confirmed the murder, saying investigators were pursuing a suspect.
Neighbours at the Woodley Annex apartment said they heard Maigo groaning in pain.
They decided to go to his door and knocked it only to be confronted by a woman who informed them all was well and she was looking for the keys to open.