Autopsy on Fidel Odinga’s body underway

January 6, 2015 8:26 am
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Fidel will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Bondo family home where his grandfather Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was laid to rest in 1994. Photo/FILE.
Fidel will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Bondo family home where his grandfather Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was laid to rest in 1994. Photo/FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 6 – An autopsy on the body of Raila Odinga’s son, Fidel got underway Tuesday morning, with results expected to be released at the family’s Karen home.

The post-mortem is being conducted by pathologists from the government and a private one hired by the Odinga family.

The pathologists are keen to establish the cause of Fidel’s death after he was found dead at his Karen house on Sunday morning following a night-out with friends.

Family pathologist Emily Rogena told journalists that they were unable to conduct the autopsy on Monday as they required natural light.

“The main reason is because we need natural light for post-mortems. As it is now, it’s already 5pm so we’re likely to be doing the examination in dark or in poor lighting, artificial light which is not recommended for autopsies,” she said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was at the Odinga family home in Karen on Monday when he led top government officials to condole with the family.

Fidel will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Bondo family home where his grandfather Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was laid to rest in 1994.

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