Contrary to initial reports that he had died after being hit by a car, an autopsy report has revealed that the deceased son of former Minister Julius Sunkuli was first hit on the head with a blunt object before he was run over by a car.
Family spokesman Andrew Sunkuli on Friday divulged these details after a three-hour postmortem at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary.
"The postmortem results are an indication that my nephew Salaton was killed by people we do not know and for unknown reasons," he remarked.
"The preliminary brief is subject to a detailed report which will be given to us in due time," added Sunkuli.
Andrew is the younger brother of Julius and confirmed that the autopsy was conducted in the presence of a government pathologist, a family doctor, Directorate of Criminal Investigations team and family representatives.
It is reported that the killers might have tortured Salaton and later run him over to conceal evidence.
According to Sunkuli and his brother Charles Sunkuli, who is the Environment Principal Secretary, the police theory that Mr Salaton died in a road accident is untrue.
The PS exclaimed that they have asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate the death of his nephew.
Mr Sunkuli revealed that they found his son's body at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary on Saturday, May 19.
According to the hospital, the body was taken there on May 8 by police officers who alleged that they collected it from a lorry parking lot in Kilgoris, Narok County.
Mr Sunkuli claims that he last saw his 29-year-old son on May 7, when he left him at their Poroko home.
The late, who worked as a Chinese interpreter, was reported missing two weeks ago.
The family spokesman says the killers may have run over him to conceal evidence they had tortured him.