Don’t hold your breath for Mutula autopsy report – Muthama

Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has been issuing statements on behalf of the family since the demise of Senator Mutula Kilonzo. Photo/ FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has told Capital FM News that Mutula Kilonzo’s autopsy results will only be released once Kethi Kilonzo’s woes come to an end.

Muthama explained that when he promised the results would be out by July, he had not foreseen the tumult that would follow the late Makueni Senator’s death.

“We have been going through a lot of problems and we have not had time to deal with the results,” he said.

The parliamentarian said the decision to delay the official release of the autopsy results was taken in order to spare the family from dealing with too many problems at once.

“First we were dealing with opposition to Kethi’s bid for the Makueni Senate seat, then we were campaigning for Mutula Junior and now we’re trying to clear Kethi’s name so we don’t want to traumatise the family,” he explained.

Following the unexpected demise of Mutula on April 27, a total of nine pathologists including a UK based consultant were engaged by both the family and the police to carry out the autopsy.

At the time, Muthama urged Kenyans to avoid speculation assuring them that the truth would be revealed in two months time but three months on, the truth is still buried and speculation rife.

The theories touted as to what could have caused the late Senator’s death being as varied as there are causes of death.

And the autopsy results are not the only thing touching on Mutula’s family that has been pushed to the back burner with a paternity suit still remaining unresolved.

On the day Mutula’s funeral service was held, Esther Nthenya moved to court demanding that a paternity test be carried out on her seven year old son who she claims was sired by Mutula.

But the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA) informed Capital FM News that the case has been put off until the petitions surrounding the March 4 general election have been disposed of.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently probing circumstances surrounding the alleged theft of a voter registration acknowledgment slip in Kethi’s possession.