Single bullet killed Kenei, exam shows
SEE ALSO: Missing Ruto office guard found deadThe autopsy showed that Kenei died from a “single contact gunshot wound shot by a low-velocity weapon”. This means the muzzle of the gun was held against the chin when it was fired, with the bullet exiting through the forehead. The postmortem was conducted by five pathologists - two from the government and three representing Kenei’s family. “What we are yet to establish is whether it was suicide or homicide. And because there are other investigations going on to establish that, we have taken samples that we will use to reach an opinion,” said chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor. The autopsy showed that there were no injuries on Kenei’s body, said Dr Oduor, adding that they had taken swabs of his hands for further analysis. Body decomposed
SEE ALSO: Autopsy on Ruto guard set for todayOn the morning of February 19, the friend who always gave Kenei a lift to work could not reach him as his phone went unanswered. According to police, later that Wednesday, the tenant in the main house thought that something was amiss when she saw that Kenei’s door was partly open and lights were on during the day. On Thursday, February 20, the tenant asked her house-help to go and check on Kenei but the woman could not push the door open. She sought the help of a security guard who opened the door only to find Kenei lying on the floor in his pyjamas. The tenant, like other neighbours, did not report hearing a gun shot. A spent cartridge and Jericho pistol was found next to the body. Police said they will start recording statements from various parties today. They are also investigating who deleted Kenei’s social media accounts before or after his death.
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