Kajwang’ autopsy results due Friday

November 20, 2014 2:54 pm
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The examination was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home in the presence of the family doctor Emily Rogena, Kilimani DCIO, Siaya Senator James Orengo, the deceased's brother Tom Kajwang' and other family members/MIKE KARIUKI
The examination was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home in the presence of the family doctor Emily Rogena, Kilimani DCIO, Siaya Senator James Orengo, the deceased’s brother Tom Kajwang’ and other family members/MIKE KARIUKI
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Results of the post-mortem examination carried out on the body of the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ will be made public Friday.

The examination was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home in the presence of the family doctor Emily Rogena, Kilimani DCIO, Siaya Senator James Orengo, the deceased’s brother Tom Kajwang’ and other family members.

“When you take samples for analysis usually it is good to be conclusive. That is why we are not talking about the cause of death until we get the samples; Let us wait until tomorrow and see what we will have concluded in the final report,” Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor said.

Orengo took the time to dispel rumours regarding the whereabouts of the Senator before he fell ill on Tuesday night.

“I can tell you without fear of contradiction that we have traced the Senators’ movement from the time he left Parliament went to his house until eventually when he was driven to the Mater Hospital. There should be no other stories about this in the media or anywhere else,” he warned.

He then went on to give an account of the events leading to the Senator’s death.

“Senator Otieno Kajwang left his house in Runda on the evening that he died, between the hours of 9 and 9.30 and proceeded to Mater Hospital, driven by his wife so any other stories that are being relayed by the media are malicious and without a foundation,” Orengo explained.

Members of Parliament and the public were expected to view the body Thursday afternoon, but owing to the delay in the completion of the post-mortem exam, the session was postponed to Friday, at a time and location to be announced later.

Members of Parliament from the Senate and National Assembly will visit to console the family at their home next week on Tuesday and will be required to make a contribution of Sh10,000 each towards the burial kitty.

The 55-year-old Kajwang’ passed away on Tuesday night after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.

He was first elected MP for Mbita constituency in 1997, a position he held for three consecutive terms.

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