willieA postmortem result has revealed that lawyer Willie Kimani and two other people he was abducted with died from fractures caused by a blunt object.

The trio’s subsequent death was a result of being hit in the head.

Kimani, 32, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were killed and their bodies dumped in Oldonyo Sabuk river .

According to the report, Kimani was beaten up several times at the back of his head before being strangled to death. When his body was found, he was still tied by a rope.

On the other hand, the taxi driver was first strangled and then beaten on the head with the same blunt object.

The results, which were released on Monday, indicated that Mwenda incurred severe bleeding on the neck, chest and a fracture on his head.

The autopsy was carried out at Kenyatta National Hospital by government pathologist Johansen Oduor accompanied by other specialists.

Police officers Fredrick Leliman, Stephen Chebulet and Silvia Wanjiku were later arrested and detained over the killings of the three.

A fourth police officer, Leonard Maina Mwangi, a sergeant at the Syokimau Chief’s camp has also been detained in custody for 13 days in connection with the murder.


Leonard Maina Mwangi before the court on Tuesday.

Source: The Star