Nairobi Hospital Chief Executive Officer James Nyamongo has recounted his last interaction with accountant Erick Maigo before he was found dead.
Appearing on Citizen TV's Power Talk on Tuesday, Nyamongo noted that he was shocked to learn the death of the accountant barely 12 hours after they interacted at a board meeting.
He noted that he learnt of his demise on September 15, after spending time at the meeting on September 14.
"I was the last person on that Thursday, September 14, and I interacted with him during the Board's Finance and Investment Committee. He made a very good presentation," he recalled.
"Then we were to meet the following day but he never showed up. It was disheartening to come (to work) the following day and find out that he was no more. I was with him about 12 hours ago."
Nyamongo further eulogised Maigo as a dependable employee who was ethical in his dealings noting that the entire hospital had been impacted by his death.
"This has been a very difficult time for the family of Nairobi Hospital and also the institution as a whole. All of us are suddenned by the murder of the gentlemen who was one of the best staff I have ever worked with," he added.
"I joined Nairobi Hospital and he was one of the staff I recruited. He has been my right-hand person on the execution of the financial matters within the institution."
The main suspect in Maigo's murder was finally tracked down on Tuesday and taken into police custody after more than a week on the run.
The body of the doctor, who also worked as Finance Director, was discovered on Friday, September 15, with multiple stabbing wounds.
Autopsy showed that he had been stabbed more than 25 times.
The postmortem, which was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home on Saturday, also revealed that his vital organs were raptured during the attack.
“We calculated and found he had 25 stab wounds. This caused both external and internal bleeding,” said chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor.
The first suspect arrested in connections with the murder was released on Monday after police failed to connect to the murder.
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