, NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 25 – The hearing of a case in which a family has sued former-government chief pathologist Moses Njue over claims of stealing body parts and destroying evidence commenced on Tuesday.
Carolyn Muumbo, a daughter to the deceased took the witness stand and testified how the doctor colluded with some of her siblings to conceal the truth about her father’s cause of death.
Carolyn, an advocate told justice Winfrida Okwany that she and two others are not convinced that her late dad died of a heart attack.
This is because after engaging Njue to do the initial postmortem on June 25 2016, one of the brothers was eager to see the deceased buried.
Suspecting something was off, the family resolved to seek the services of another pathologist who upon conducting the postmortem gave an inconclusive report after discovering that the heart was missing.
Justice Okwany heard that the accused refused to produce the vital body organ to the family which has since declined to lay the father to rest until the same is given to them.
“All the family is asking is the body parts of the deceased produced and the death certificate corrected as it contains erroneous information regarding the cause of death,” she stated.
Carolyn’s father, Timothy Muumbo died on June 22 2015 in Kileleshwa days after visiting his sons.
The advocate wants the body parts allegedly stolen by Njue returned so that the family can ascertain conclusively the death of her father to enable them bury him.
Njue together with his son Lemuel have since denied conspiring to steal body parts, destroying evidence and illegal removal of body parts belonging to the deceased.
They allegedly committed the offence between June 25 and 27 at Lee funeral home. Hearing resumes November 28.[cresta-social-share]