In Summary
  • Mr Nyakundi was found dead at his home in Jogoo estate, Kisii County on New Year’s day.
  • Detectives said he was killed elsewhere and his body taken to his house and carefully placed on his bed near the wall.

A post-mortem report has shown that slain journalist Johnson Nyakundi died of strangulation.

The autopsy was conducted at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary and was witnessed by detectives and two family members.

“As a result of my examination, I formed the opinion that the cause of death was asphyxia from manual strangulation,” read the report by Dr Benjamin Nambuye.

Asphyxia is a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness or death.

Mr Nyakundi was found dead at his home in Jogoo estate, Kisii County on New Year’s day.

The former cameraman for Newstar, Mwanyagetinge and Voice of Victory TV stations, was last seen two days before Christmas. A foul smell led neighbours to his house.

Detectives said he was killed elsewhere and his body taken to his house and carefully placed on his bed near the wall.

FIRST ATTACK

His brother Douglas Moseti said there was also a stab wound near his eye and blood spots were found at his doorstep and inside the house.

About three years ago, the late Nyakundi was kidnapped from his house by unknown men in the presence of his estranged wife and child.

“He was abandoned in Nyanchwa after being clobbered and left for dead by his assailants. We took him to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was treated and discharged after some days,” said Mr Moseti.

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