Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor confirmed on Saturday that Kizito Moi, Senator Boni Khalwale’s worker, met a tragic end after being mauled to death by a fighter bull.
The confirmation dispelled earlier allegations that the worker had been stabbed to death with a knife.
Addressing the press outside Kakamega Funeral Parlor, Dr. Oduor detailed the injuries found during the autopsy, including one on the forehead and another on the anterior neck and inner thigh of the left leg.
The penetrating injuries, coupled with bruising, led the pathologist to attribute the tragic incident to the horns of an animal, suggesting a fatal encounter with the bull.
Dr. Oduor had to conduct a second autopsy after complaints arose from the initial examination done by a local pathologist.
However, both examinations yielded similar results, confirming that the injuries were caused by an animal, dispelling the earlier speculations of a stabbing.
During the release of the second autopsy results, family representatives and a doctor representing the complainants were present.
The family concurred with Dr. Oduor’s findings, bringing some closure to the tragic incident.
Senator Khalwale, while commenting on the matter, expressed gratitude towards the pathologist, investigators from the region and county, and the homicide squad from Nairobi for their relentless efforts.
He thanked Dr. Oduor for closing the case and extended his condolences to the grieving family.
The unfortunate incident unfolded when Kizito Moi’s lifeless body was discovered inside the cowshed. Preliminary investigations pointed towards a fatal encounter with a bull, prompting Khalwale to personally spear the animal to death.
In accordance with cultural practices, residents were allowed to share the bull’s meat among themselves.