Nyeri Law Society of Kenya Nyeri Vice Chairman Muthui Kimani has been found dead in a rental house in King’ong’o estate.
Mr Kimani’s body was found hanging from a rafter in the empty room by tenants at 9 am on Monday.
“The residential plot is his property. He had come for normal visits and entered one room which was vacant,” a resident, who sought anonymity said.
Confirming the incident, Nyeri police boss Muinde Kioko said Muthui was found hanging from a new sisal rope.
Initial investigations indicate it was a suicide but police have launched a probe.
Mr Kioko said a post-mortem would be conducted to establish the cause of his death.
Mr Kimani’s body was moved to the Mathari Mission Hospital mortuary.
The deceased was a High Court advocate handling criminal, civil, and succession cases within Mt Kenya region and beyond.
He was in charge of enforcing regulations in the law profession and was known for bursting fake lawyers in the region.