Fresh details have emerged after detectives from the homicide department of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) exhumed the body the late interior designer Geoffrey ‘Jeff’ Mwathi in Njoro, Nakuru County.
Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor, conducted a second autopsy and collected more samples for toxicological analysis. He revealed that samples had been taken to ascertain if Mwathi was sodomized or not.
“Remember there were allegations of sodomy; we have taken in some samples which will help us to find out the truth which led to the death of Jeff,” he said
“We have taken some swabs from the anal region which will undergo DNA. We have taken samples for toxicological analysis to know whether some toxins were involved or drugs so now we will analyse and come up with results.”
Detectives also took measurements of Mwathi’s chest width to ascertain whether he jumped off the apartment through the window as had been alleged during preliminary investigations.
Mr. Oduor further revealed that the second autopsy conducted on Friday did not disclose any inconsistencies with the first, adding that Mwathi indeed died as a result of severe injuries to the head.
“We exhumed as per the court order, after that we did a full autopsy, a repeat of what had been done earlier on. What we saw is that the late had severe head injuries, which were also seen in the first autopsy, and there was some fracture of the upper and lower limbs and there were also some fractures in the neck, cervical spine,” he said.
“This is a person who died because of very very severe injuries which we need to look into.”
Mwathi’s remains were reburied moments after the second autopsy as investigations continue to unravel the cause of death.
The Government Pathologist requested more time stating that it is difficult to establish the exact cause of death without proper analysis since the body had already decomposed.