Pathologist: Ruto guard died in his house

Chief Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor with crime scene detectives team at the late Sergeant John Kipyegon Kenei’s residence where he was found. [David Gichuru/Standard]
Detectives investigating the death of a policeman attached to the Deputy President's office believe he died in his Nairobi house.

The detectives who were led by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor visited the house in Villa Franca, Imara Daima Estate yesterday.

They concluded Sergeant Frank Kipyegon Kenei died there. “We think that is the primary scene where everything happened,” said Dr Oduor.

He, however, explained laboratory tests will conclusively settle the matter.

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Neighbours in Villa Franka said they did not hear the gunshot which killed Kenei. The house remains a crime scene and is guarded by police.

Kenei’s mobile phone is yet to be recovered. It is one of the key exhibits police are relying on in their probe.

The team which included officers from the homicide department, visited the house for the third time and spent four hours analysing the death scene.

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They are yet to establish the motive of the murder.

A postmortem indicated Kenei died of a single contact gunshot wound, shot by a low velocity weapon.

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The gun was in contact with his chin and the bullet exited through the forehead, the autopsy indicated.

Kenei’s body was found in his house on February 20. The autopsy indicated there was no other injury on the corpse.

The body was starting to decompose. Kenei was scheduled to record a statement with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on February 19, regarding an incident in which former sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa his said to have visited the Deputy President's Harambee House office.

Five of his junior colleagues have already recorded statements with the DCI on the same Echesa probe. Police are reconstructing his last movements.

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Sergeant Kipyegon KeneiDP Ruto office guard