Mutula Kilonzo cause of death a mystery until July

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30 – Mystery surrounding the death of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo will linger for at least another two months after pathologists asked for more time following a postmortem on Tuesday.

According to pathologists who carried out postmortem on his body at the Lee Funeral Home, it will take them between eight to 10 weeks to make a conclusive finding.

Government chief pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor told journalists that the samples had been taken from the body and doctors will give a report earliest in July.

Oduor said: “We have to be patient to wait for the results; we have taken some samples which might take about eight to ten weeks. I beg your patience so that we conclude this exercise.”

The entire team of pathologist involved in the close to eight hour postmortem on the late Senator including Ian Calder who jetted into the country on Tuesday morning reported to have been in agreement over the preliminary findings.

They however could not reveal the nature of findings they got following the tests and analysis all Tuesday afternoon.

Calder said: “At this stage we have all agreed with our findings, there is no disagreement at all. It will of course take some time to actually develop the science behind the death and to review it. At this stage we will wait for the outcome of medical science to determine the cause of death.”

Family forensic pathologist Andrew Kanyi Gachie termed the postmortem as ‘very successful’ that was done very thoroughly but that there was need for further tests.

Others among the nine doctors who participated in the postmortem were Dr Luke Musau (for family), Dr Dorothy Njeru, (for government) Dr Emily Rugena (for family) and Dr Fredrick Okinyi a government pathologist from the Machakos Level Five hospital.

Homicide detectives at the CID headquarters were also reported to be piecing together information collected from the late Kilonzo’s workers and other people who had contact with him prior to his death.

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