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Groom was shot through the eye - postmortem shows

BUSINESS
By | September 14th 2010

By CYRUS OMBATI

The Kiambu groom was shot once in the head that led to his death, a post-mortem report has shown.

The post-mortem on the body of Mr Alexander Kimani Mwaura, 27 who was killed hours to his wedding was conducted at the Kenyatta University Mortuary by a pathologist in the presence of the family and police.

It established he was shot through the eye and the bullet exited at the rear side of the head.

Meanwhile a group of detectives from Special Crimes Prevention Unit will team up with the local ones in efforts to establish the motive of the killing and whereabouts of the gang.

Police have so far interrogated Alex's father former Defence PS Zachary Mwaura as part of their investigations into the incident.

The detectives led by Kiambu CID boss Peter Ndubi were yesterday trying to talk to two other women and a man who were in the company of Alex at the time of the shooting.

They are yet to talk to Alex's bridegroom Maureen Nduta who is still recuperating in hospital.

Police said they are waiting for a report from a mobile phone service provider to establish if the killers of Alex may have communicated to him or Nduta before he was killed.

The officers submitted to CID headquarters, mobile phone numbers of both Alex and Nduta for examination. Police believe the phones could help unravel the murder.

No arrest has been made so far in connection with the murder.

Sources said the detectives are under instructions to track down and arrest 'dead or alive' the gang that is responsible for the murder.

Director of CID Francis Muhoro says they will solve the incident and urged for patience.

'Officers are on the ground piercing together theories they would pursue. It doesn't matter how long it will take. We will get the killers,' Muhoro said.

He said they were yet to establish the motive behind the killing.

Nduta, who is pregnant, is receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

Alex, 27, was shot dead at close range on Friday night as he dropped Nduta at her rural home in Thogotho, Kikuyu, where she was to be picked up on Saturday for their wedding in Kiambu.

The thugs did not steal anything.

Witnesses said the gang of about five lay in waiting before they struck as the gate was opened.

After the shooting, relatives and neighbours took Alex to Kikuyu Mission Hospital but their car landed in a ditch, forcing them to seek for help.

Nduta who had broken two teeth in the scuffle, was taken to Nairobi Hospital.

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