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Veteran Journalist Gatonye Gathura’s Autopsy Reveals Cause of Death



The results of the post-mortem done on the body of veteran journalist Gatonye Gathura are out.

Reports by pathologist Titus Ngulungu indicate that Gatonye died from injuries sustained after strangulation and blunt force trauma.

Ngulungu noted that the past master was strangled using a computer cable and also suffered head injuries likely to be caused by a blunt object.

Gatonye’s body was found dumped in a sequestered area along the Naivasha-Maimahiu highway after missing for almost a month.

While confirming the incident, Naivasha Sub-County Police Commander Samuel Waweru disclosed that no identification documents were found on the deceased before the body was moved to Naivasha Sub-County Referral Hospital mortuary.

Waweru stated that Gatonye’s case will be handled as manslaughter by the authorities.

“We are treating his death as murder. We suspect he was killed elsewhere, and the body dumped in Naivasha,” Waweru stated.

The family of the veteran newsman reported that they learned of Gatonye’s death after the police telephoned them to collect his body.

They also added that Gatonye was reticent and neither opened up about his life nor what he was going through.

On November 27, detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who are probing the possible contacts behind Gatonye’s murder divulged that the scribe had crucial land documents and wanted to write an expose that would address land dispute in the Ewaso Kedong area, a border between Narok and Nakuru Counties.

Investigations are now underway to uncover whether his murder is related to the would-be expose that would unmask land cartels.

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