Kevin Omwenga, 28, died of a gunshot wound to the heart that killed him instantly, government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor said after conducting a postmortem examination at Montezuma Funeral home on Monday.
According to Dr Oduor, the deceased’s left lung was severely injured. The autopsy also showed that he bled internally.
“Given the trajectory of the bullet, it shows it was fired from a bit higher place. He died on the spot,” Oduor said.
The deceased’s assailant, Robert Bodo told police that the shooting was an accident, something the pathologist could not determine.
Bodo and his boss Chris Obure appeared before Kibera Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto yesterday. They are the two main suspects in the murder.
Police sought more time to hold the duo as they gather evidence against them.
In an affidavit, Investigating Officer Bashir Boya said that the two would interfere with witnesses and tamper with evidence if they are released.
“We are yet to take them for mental assessment and take the firearm used in the murder for ballistic examination. We also need time to retrieve CCTV footage from the scene,” Boya said.
He told the court that Bodo had on the fateful day accompanied the deceased to his Galana Suites apartment in Kilimani for dinner.
On his way out, he asked to speak to Omwenga in his bedroom where he supposedly shot him at close range.
“Bodo hurriedly came out of the bedroom and said he wanted to rush somewhere but was restrained by Omwenga’s nephew. Another guest went to the bedroom and found Omwenga lying on the floor, holding his chest,” the IO added.
Bodo led the police to Santeu Plaza on Saturday where he had hidden the murder weapon.
It is from this building that Obure runs a company, Glo-jet International.
Their team of lawyers led by PLO Lumumba argued that it was unconstitutional to detain their clients for another 14 days.
The magistrate will rule later today on whether the two will remain in custody.