In Summary
  • The autopsy done on Wednesday revealed that Mr Okombe died due to internal bleeding after he was stabbed four times in different parts of his body.

  • A report released to Mr Okombe’s family by Government Pathologist Titus Ngulungu indicates the player had four wounds on the chest, head, back and cheek.

A post-mortem has revealed how international rugby star Mike Okombe died.

The autopsy done on Wednesday revealed that Mr Okombe died due to internal bleeding after he was stabbed four times in different parts of his body.

4 WOUNDS

A report released to Mr Okombe’s family by Government Pathologist Titus Ngulungu indicates the player had four wounds on the chest, head, back and cheek.

His father Josephat Shitindo Okombe, who was present at the Valley Hospital mortuary, where his son’s body has been lying, told the Nation that the deep stab on his right chest was the main cause of the death.

“His body was badly injured with four stabs and bruises all over his back and shoulder,” he said.

“According to the pathologist, he may have died majorly because of the deep stab on his chest that destroyed ligaments leaving huge holes.”

Mr Shitindo concluded that his son was murdered by assailants who combined efforts to kill him.

STRUGGLE

The many bruises he had, he said, could be as a result of the struggles Mr Okombe had with the killers before they overpowered him.

In a brief speech at the scene, Mr Shitindo, a retired teacher from the Shikutsa Bostal Institution, recalled the last moments he shared with his son.

He said the rugby star, a former student of Musingu Secondary School in Kakamega, left his home on Friday with two important missions— to clear with Kabarak University before graduation in December and clearing with his former club, Nakuru Top Fry, after signing a new deal with Kabras Sugar.

The elderly man narrated how he was dumb-founded by the news  of death of his son, which he learnt through the media.

FIRST DEGREE

“I still cannot believe that my son, who had become the sole bread winner of the family, has been murdered,” he said.

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