Doctor Testifies on Jowie Irungu’s Gunshot Wound

October 27, 2021

The cross-examination of witnesses in the Monica Kimani murder trial of Joseph Irungu alias Jowie and Jacque Maribe continued, with a doctor taking to the stand to testify about the suspect’s gunshot wound.

Lawrence Ochieng, a medical doctor told trial judge Grace Nzioka that Jowie sought medical attention at Nairobi West Hospital on September 21, 2018, at 1.35 am.

In his submission before the court, the doctor said Jowie claimed that he had been attacked by thugs.

“He came in with a gunshot wound on the left shoulder and reported he sustained those injuries after being assaulted by thugs. The wounds were dressed. He was also given injections for tetanus and painkillers,” Dr Ochieng submitted.

The medic added that results from a computer tomography (CT) scan conducted on Jowie chest showed that he had suffered internal injuries to the lungs and muscles as well as a fracture on one of the bones of the shoulder.

Dr Ochieng also testified that police contacted the hospital in a bid to find out the extent of Jowie’s injuries.

“In the interest of conducting further investigations, they (police) requested to be provided with treatment notes in regards to Irungu Kuria, any clothing that could be left within the premises, and any other information that would assist in investigations,” he said.

Hearing continues.

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