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AP Kenei’s postmortem rescheduled to Wednesday

By Amina Wako February 25th, 2020 1 min read

The postmortem for late Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei that was meant to have been done for Monday will now be conducted on Wednesday.

The late Kenei, 33, who was attached to the Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee Annex office, was found dead in his house in Villa Franca estate in Imara Daima, Nairobi last Thursday with a bullet wound to the head.

Although, investigations are ongoing, speculation has been rife that his death is linked to the Sh39 billion fake military firearms deal involving former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa.

According to sources, the postponement of the postmortem was occasioned by failure of government pathologist Johansen Oduor to show up on Monday.

The family is reported to have also hired a private pathologist to represent them in the process.

The family is yet to view their kin’s body since it was discovered on February 20, 2020.

A close family member told Nairobi News that they feel the delay is an attempt to cover up the ‘murder’.


Another source close to the family told Nairobi News that the family is considering to hire a private detective to investigate the officer’s death.

This follows the revelation that a note found next to Kenei’s body was not written by the deceased.

Kenei was found dead after going missing for two days. He had been expected to record a statement with the DCI on the military equipment scandal.

Echesa has since been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony by conspiring to make a document with intent to defraud.