Top Kenya air force officer found dead

Moi Airbase

The entrance to the Moi Air Base in Nairobi.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

A top military officer was found dead on Monday night. 

Kenya Air Force Training Wing Commandant Colonel Flavian Mwangi Waweru was found dead in his vehicle near the Moi Air Base on Juja Road in Nairobi. 

The vehicle had been parked for hours near the entrance to the airbase. Curious passers-by alerted military personnel manning the gate who found Col Waweru unresponsive.

Col Waweru is said to have left the camp at 4pm on Monday and said that he was going to the city centre.

He was taken to hospital where doctors confirmed that he was dead.

Last week, Col Waweru presided over the closing ceremony of the Kenya Air Force New Soldiers Sports Talent Search Championship 2022 at the Sina Makosa Stadium in Nairobi.