Fresh post-mortem of Githunguri MP’s sister to be conducted Friday

Friday, October 11th, 2019 11:58 |

A fresh post-mortem on the body Githunguri MP Gabriel Kago’s sister Jane Murugi, who died last week, will be conducted today after the findings were contested.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has directed the second autopsy following reports that the findings of the initial autopsy which was conducted at the Kenyatta University Funeral Home, by Dr Peter Ndegwa, had been compromised.

The DCI boss has also directed that investigations be launched to establish if some officers had deliberately bungled the initial investigations.

The body of Jane Murugi Mukuha 41 and the sister of MP Gabriel Kago, was allegedly found hanging in the bathroom by her husband Stephen Ndolo but preliminary investigations by detectives have ruled out suicide. 

The husband Stephen Ndolo told the detectives that on that fateful night, he searched for his wife in the house after he realised she was missing from their matrimonial bedroom. 

The second autopsy is to be conducted by the Chief Government pathologist Johansen Oduor, relatives and doctors representing both families.

 “The autopsy is conducted to ascertain the cause and time of death in unnatural or suspicious. There are allegations that the initial autopsy could have been compromised following a collusion,” said one of the detectives.

Dr Oduor has confirmed that the autopsy will be conducted today. “If people raise concerns and contest the findings, we are obligated to repeat the post mortem,” said Dr Oduor.

Oduor said the autopsy could detect ‘minor differences’ that could establish if the deceased committed suicide or had been murdered.

The house-help and the husband have recorded statements with the police and the husband is treated as the main suspect in the mysterious death.

The house-help reported that she heard some commotion between the deceased and the husband the previous night but when she went upstairs, she was instructed by Mr Ndolo to go back and sleep.

She further indicated in her statement that she saw him washing his blood stained hands.

Ndolo is said to have called a neighbour at 5am that day and informed him that his wife had committed suicide.

The deceased brother MP Kago had also said that they found her sister’s blood stained clothes in the bedroom.

It was also not clear why the husband did not report immediately to the police.

Detectives from the Homicide Department at the DCI headquarters obtained a CCTV footage from the area for review.

The deceased was a clinical officer from Machakos County while the husband is the Makueni County director of Health.

The couple had been in marriage for about 10 years and had three children but close relatives and friends say the marriage was rocked by problems.

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