Body of Unaitas Robbery Suspect Found With 9 Bullet Wounds

March 17, 2023

A postmortem conducted on the body of one of the suspects accused of stealing from Unaitas Bank in Kigumo, Murang’a County on March 11 has found nine bullet wounds.

Pathologist Kamotho Watenga said the body of 30-year-old Joseph Kamau Kang’ethe had six bullet injuries in the back and three in the chest.

Watenga confirmed Kang’ethe succumbed to multiple gunshot injuries and that three of the bullets were shot in the head at close range and had exited.

The other six were in the chest and abdomen and seemed to have been fragmenting bullets as they had no exit wounds.

“We could not find the six bullets and the body will have to undergo an X-ray to show exactly where the fragments are located so they can be retrieved so that all parties are satisfied,” he said.

Mr Watenga at the same time said Kangethe’s body had blunt force trauma on the legs, back and right hand.

A radiologist report of the X-Ray conducted at Murang’a Level five hospital is expected today.

An X-Ray examination will also be conducted on the body of Kang’ethe’s co-accused to establish whether it also has invisible bullet injuries.

The suspects died in suspicious circumstances after pictures emerged online showing the two suspects in custody of police officers at the Kinyona Forest.

Police later said they died during a shoot-out.

The two were part of a six-member gang that robbed the Unaitas sacco branch, making away with a reported Sh4 million.

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