Unaitas robbery suspect was shot thrice in the head, 6 times in the back - autopsy

for Tv47 Digital March 16, 2023, 12:59 PM
Central Reginal Commissioner now says that police are not responsible for the killing of the two suspected robbers who were shot in Kigumo, Murang'a County. PHOTO/TV47 DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Joseph Kamau's father, who was present at the mortuary where the autopsy was conducted, now wants a thorough investigation conducted to reveal who killed his son.
  • Francis Kang’ethe, 63, says his son should have been taken through the normal justice system after his arrest instead of being executed.

One of the robbery suspects allegedly killed by police in Murang'a on Sunday, March 12 was shot nine times, autopsy conducted on his body has revealed.

Pathologist Kamotho Watenga from Murang'a District Hospital who conducted the postmortem said Joseph Kamau was shot three times on the head and six times at the back.

Dr. Watenga says the three bullets on the head had entry and exit points but the other six bullets had no exit points.

Three-hour autopsy

In an exercise that took close to three hours, the pathologist says Kamau died of gunshots wounds and he also had bruises on the legs, wrists and at the back indicating that he could have been hit with a blunt object.

The pathologist says the body will have to be taken for X-ray scan to establish if the bullets are stuck in the body.

Shot at close range?

He says there is a possibility that the bullets used are the ones which fragment once inside the body for maximum impact.

Further, the pathologist says the suspect could have been shot at a close range but added that the ballistic experts will analyse that.

The body of the suspects will only be released to the family after a full pathology report is done as required by the law.

The autopsy of the other body was however not conducted because it's yet to be identified.

Father's plea

Kamau's father, who was present at the mortuary where the autopsy was conducted, now wants a thorough investigation conducted to reveal who killed his son.

Francis Kang’ethe, 63, says his son should have been taken through the normal justice system after his arrest instead of being executed.

Kang'ethe says he learnt about the arrest and death of his son while watching news on television.

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