Post Mortem Shows How Journalist Gatonye Gathura Died Painfully

  • Veteran journalist Gatonye Gathura whose body was found in a morgue on Thursday, November 25.
    Veteran journalist Gatonye Gathura whose body was found in a morgue on Thursday, November 25.
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  • A post-mortem carried out on the body of veteran journalist Gatonye Gathura has revealed the painful moments that preceded his death. 

    According to a report by pathologist Titus Ngulungu, the deceased died from strangulation and blunt force trauma.

    Ngulungu stated that Gathura was strangled using a computer cable. In addition, the veteran journalist also suffered a head injury likely to be caused by a blunt object

    A file image of the entrance of the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.
    A file image of the entrance of the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.
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    Gatonye had been missing since October 26 before his body was found dumped in a secluded area along the Naivasha-Maimahiu highway.

    Gathura's body was found at the Naivasha Sub-County Referral Hospital mortuary after missing for nearly a month.

    Naivasha Sub-County Police Commander Samuel Waweru disclosed no identification documents were found on the deceased. 

    Waweru revealed that the journalist's case would be treated as a homicide.

    “We are treating his death as murder. We suspect he was killed elsewhere and the body dumped in Naivasha,” Waweru stated.

    The fallen reporter's family revealed that they only came to know that their kin was missing when they were called by the police informing them that they had collected his body.

    They also added that the newsman had lived a very secretive life, and never opened up on what he was going through.

    On November 27, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) probing the case disclosed that  Gathura was in possession of land files and intended to write an expose before his death.

    According to the officers, the expose would have shed light on a land dispute in the Ewaso Kedong area, a border between Narok and Nakuru Counties.

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