Kwale teen’s body exhumed for fresh postmortem

September 12, 2014 12:49 pm
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Odour said the nature of the wound indicates that she was shot with a bullet at high velocity/FILE
Odour said the nature of the wound indicates that she was shot with a bullet at high velocity/FILE
NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 12- Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Odour said on Friday that the 14-year-old girl, Kwekwe Mwandaza who was shot by police in Kwale died of a severe head injury, due to a gunshot.

Odour said the nature of the wound indicates that she was shot with a bullet at high velocity.

Speaking after conducting the postmortem, Odour said the autopsy report will assist in the investigation into the alleged shooting of the girl when police raided their home last month. The report will be forwarded to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for further direction.

Family lawyer Harun Ndubi says they want independent investigations to be conducted and police officers involved in the alleged extrajudicial killing prosecuted.

“We got great assistance from the court and we hope we will get the truth which will lead to justice,” he stated.

Her body was exhumed on Friday morning for an independent post-mortem examination that was witnessed by family members and human Right groups.

The body was later taken to Kinango general hospital for second post mortem.

Umazi Zani, the mother of the slain class four pupil went to court last week seeking an order to exhume the body for an independent post-mortem exercise.

The Mombasa high court judge Martin Muya approved the request on Tuesday saying the exercise should be conducted in the presence of the government pathologist.

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