Pathologists reveal cause of death of Homa Bay CEC Donny Opar

The late Donny Opar, Homa Bay County Executive Committee member for roads and infrastructure who was shot dead at his filling station in Kendu Bay. [Collins Oduor/Standard]

Homa Bay County Transport and Infrastructure Executive Donny Opar who was gunned down by unknown assailants died as a result of excessive bleeding, pathologists have said.

Post mortem results released today at the Aga Khan Hospital indicates that Opar suffered a single gunshot wound that led to internal bleeding.

Friends and relatives who had attended the release of the results were in tears as they called for speedy investigations to bring the attackers to book.

The post mortem was done by three doctors including Margaret Oduor who represented the family alongside Dickson Muchana was is a government pathologist.

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Dr Oduor told journalists that the pathologists had already provided a comprehensive report of their findings to the law enforcement officers.

“We did the post mortem jointly and we have established that there was a single gunshot wound that led to a lot of internal bleeding and death,” said Oduor.

She noted that the single bullet entered the middle of the chest of the deceased and came out of the body from the left side on the back.

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The revelations come at a time when security agencies have already probed five suspects in relation to the brutal murder.

Opar who has also contested parliamentary seat in the past was fatally shot in his petrol station at Kendu Bay on Friday last week.

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The finance expert and politician appeared to have foreseen his death after he complained at a funeral last Thursday that some people, on a motorcycle, had been trailing him.

On Monday, detectives told journalists they are already pursuing leads to bring the suspects who killed him to book.

Today, Opar could have been taking his Oath of Office as the new County Executive after he was nominated into the position by Governor Cyprian Awiti about two months ago.

The county assembly had cleared him for the job and his name had been published in the Kenya Gazette.

Those present at the time of the attack were his nephew, who served as his aide, his driver, bodyguard, the petrol station security guard and two attendants.

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