In Summary
  • The pathologist also noted that the victim was not tortured at the time of his death.
  • According to the post-mortem report, Githinji barely gave a fight as there were no defensive injuries.
  • Muhuri demanded for an inquest file to be opened to investigate Githinji’s death.

A man said to be Nyeri’s most wanted robbery suspect and who had surrendered to the police a month ago only for his lifeless body to later found dumped in a dam was strangled to death, government pathologists have said.

After post-mortem examination on Monday, government pathologist Peter Ndegwa concluded that John Githinji alias Mrefu died from strangulation both by hands and a cord.

The pathologist also noted that the victim was not tortured at the time of his death.

“It is very clear that the victim died from strangulation both by hand and a cord. There were no signs of torture as there are no visible signs from the body,” Dr Ndegwa said.

NO FIGHT

According to the post-mortem report, Githinji barely gave a fight as there were no defensive injuries, an indication that he was subdued before being killed.

“It is obvious he barely fought back, meaning he was restrained by his attacker(s). Maybe there was more than one attacker,” the pathologist said.

The post-mortem was conducted under the watch of the Independent Medico Legal Unit (Imlu), the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) and lobby groups Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) and Informaction.

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