Six people including a driver and a gardener died on Thursday at Musalia Mudavadi’s Karen Home.

Police cordoned off Musalia’s home in Karen after the incident and transferred the bodies of the deceased to Umash funeral home.

Family members of the deceased who gathered at the politician’s home were immediately dispersed by police.

According Karen OCPD Said Salo, the six died after boiling and drinking some mysterious herb. They are said to have started feeling uncomfortable and all died at different intervals.

The Amani National Congress party leader gave a somewhat different account of the incident, putting the death toll at three, with four others treated and discharged.


“On Thursday, 7 workers on a construction project in which I’ve partnered drunk an unknown concoction. Sadly 3 lost their lives but 4 have been discharged,” Mr Mudavadi tweeted on Saturday morning.

He said the matter had been reported to police for further investigation.

Mr Mudavadi, who is out of the country, said that he will “do all it takes to ensure that he assists the affected families”.