You Killed Him You Fuacking Cowards!!!

Just look at the mlolongo of the who is who is sending condolences to the family of the late Mutula Kilonzo! It is a shame because these are the same block-heads who were supposed to protect Kilonzo however much he disagreed with them!

My heart is bleeding and as I write this post well cognisant of the consequences it means for my own life, I want to say “enough is enough” and I do not give a rat’s ass about my life and my stand!

Those of you in the blogosphere who happen to have my exact details and want to deliver me to Mutula’s killers you are free to do so! I would rather die standing on my feet than bend on my knees begging for mercy from Mutula’s killers!! Bring it on you fuacking coward Killers!!

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only begotten Son so that those who believe in Him shall NEVER perish but have eternal life. I will live forever even after this post!

What a shame that I have to witness so many political murders in my life since Kenya became independent! I must finally admit that I am not proud to be a Kenyan despite of the so many Kenyan T-shirts I have been seeing on the streets with the screaming logo ‘Proudly Kenyan’!

I am devastated!

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24 comments on “You Killed Him You Fuacking Cowards!!!

  1. As the Kenyan government still drags its feet before giving us a full report on the final casualties of the Westgate hostages massacre, the same government who promised us a prompt report on what killed Mutula Kilonzo by July this year has not deemed it fit to make public the report on the cause of the late Senator’s death many months after!

    Uhuruto,

    What killed Mutula Kilonzo?

  2. Uhuruto!

    What killed Mutula Kilonzo? Many months down the line, we are still kept in the dark!! We want to know the truth, nothing else but the truth now now and here here!!!!!

  3. Police ‘withholding’ Mutula death report

    The report on Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s death is ready, but is being withheld at the CID headquarters, the Nation has learnt.

    Some of the pathologists involved in the post morterm on Sunday said they had finalised their work and submitted their report to the Criminal Investigations Department and could not understand why it had not been released.

    Government Pathologist Johannssen Oduol said he was equally waiting for the report before it could be made public.

    “The findings are with the police…I am equally waiting for it. As a matter of procedure, they have to give it to me first before I can release it,” Dr Oduol said.

    Another doctor conversant with the issue said initial investigations from 100 samples from various parts of body tested at the Government Chemist in Nairobi had shown no signs of poisoning.

    However, he said more tests were conducted after discovery of traces of two drugs in the blood. The two drugs, sildenafil citrate and ephedrine hydrochloride are used for asthma and high blood pressure treatment.

    He said these developments resulted in hair samples being taken for tests to rule out poisoning with agents like polonium-210 which was used in the alleged killing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko.

    The seven pathologists performing the autopsy reportedly found he “had serious internal bleeding” characteristic with a poisoning before he died.
    A doctor said the internal bleeding and a finding that all his internal organs were intact had baffled them.

    According to the doctor, the first finding during post mortem was in the chest cavity where both lungs were found to have been “floating in blood.”

    The source said pathologists then wanted to know whether the arteries or the heart had been raptured to establish any other source of the bleeding but found none “as all organs were intact.”

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Police-withholding-Mutula-death-report/-/1056/1915110/-/9botvi/-/index.html

    • Please, the Uhuruto administration, can you finally tell us what killed Mutula! You promised us a report latest by July 2013 and yet we are now in end of August 2013 with no report in sight!

      We want to know right now what killed Mutula!!

  4. Vandals raid Raila office, State chemist

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    Separately, unknown people broke into the Government Chemist offices in Nairobi and stole computers with crucial data on forensic reports.

    Police and officials at the offices confirmed five computers that contained data they described as “very important” were carted away by an unknown number of people.

    The officials said the reports included those on various DNA results, anti-narcotics, post-mortem and other tests on various materials on different cases.

    “Crucial forensic data is in the hands of people we think are criminals. We do not know the motive of the burglary but your guess is as good as mine,” said a senior official aware of the incident.

    The break-in apparently happened last Wednesday, days after police had picked up an autopsy report on the late Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo.

    It is not clear if the data on the report was also in the stolen computers. Those who have seen the report say there was a mysterious drug in his blood, which points at foul play.

    Acting Government chemist Leonard Waweru confirmed the incident but referred us to police for more information. “The issue is now under police investigations and I cannot comment on it further for now,” said Mr Waweru.

    Nairobi County head of CID Nicholas Kamwende said his officers are investigating the incident with an intention of establishing the motive and arresting those behind it.

    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000086788&story_title=vandals-raid-raila-office-state-chemist

  5. Mutula’s death: Investigators to look for traces of polonium 210

    52 samples taken in Mutula death probe

    Doctors collected 52 samples for testing to establish the cause of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s death.

    A source close to the family and a doctor involved in the investigations said they would conduct a wide range of tests, including for the sophisticated poison, Polonium 210.

    All the tests will be conducted locally and no samples will be sent abroad.

    Polonium 210 is a deadly radiation poison, which causes victims to waste away and to lose hair and teeth. Because of its highly radioactive nature, normally areas visited by a polonium victim are quarantined to prevent further poisoning.

    Government pathologist Johansen Oduor declined to comment on the polonium reports.

    “We will carry as many tests as possible to remove any doubts. The tests are informed by what we saw,” Dr Odour said.

    The analysis of the samples has started at the Government Chemist, he said, and results will be expected in eight-to-10 weeks.

    “No sample will be taken out of the country as all the samples collected can be analysed locally,” he said.

    The tests will confirm the cause of death and rule out other possibilities.

    The samples included the nail, hair, tissues from the bone and skin, saliva, urine. Three different samples were collected for the police, the visiting foreign pathologist, and for preservation.

    The pathologists were reported to have agreed on the cause of death and want to offer a conclusive report after the analyses have been done.

    Detectives now have over 100 samples collected both from the scene of death and at the mortuary during the autopsy.

    In Maanzoni, detectives collected some pieces of meat, charcoal that was used to roast the meat, the plates used to serve the food, water and two soft drinks.

    The family yesterday expressed optimism that the death would be resolved, partly due to the involvement of Dr Ian Calder and Dr Emily Rogena.

    “Dr Calder provided leadership and insisted that as many samples as possible had to be collected,” a family member who attended the post-mortem said.

    Dr Rogena, a senior lecturer at the Department of Human Pathology at the University of Nairobi, was among the team of pathologists who took part in the post-mortem examination of marathon star Samuel Kamau Wanjiru. She also testified at the commission that investigated the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Prof George Saitoti, Mr Orwa Ojodeh and four police officers in a helicopter crash last year.

    Polonium 210 hit the headlines when it was used to kill KGB agent-turned-Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.

    Litvinenko suffered nausea, hair loss, throat swelling and pallor, all said to be typical effects of the poisoning. In July last year, Yasser Arafat’s widow called for the Palestinian leader’s body to be exhumed after scientists in Switzerland found traces of Polonium-210 on clothing he allegedly wore before his death in 2004.

    It is not clear whether the pathologists observed any of the symptoms of radiation poisoning on Senator Kilonzo or whether they merely wished to rule it out.

    Police have questioned four employees at the Maanzoni ranch. A source close to the investigation said those interviewed are the farm manager, a cook, a supervisor and the housekeeper. More employees are lined up for police interviews with the aim of testing consistency in their accounts on what happened on the material day.

    The investigation is headed by deputy head of the Serious Crimes Unit at the directorate of criminal investigations headquarters in Nairobi. The police would also want to establish if there were any persons who visited the farm on Saturday when the Senator was found dead.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/52-samples-in-Mutula-death-probe/-/1056/1767040/-/11r3arh/-/index.html

    • Mutula death raises hard questions on autopsy in Kenya

      By JUMA KWAYERA

      The decision to invite a foreigner to lead the autopsy on former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo’s body speaks volumes about the controversy-ridden profession.

      Medical practitioners, crime investigators and the political elite agree that death investigations in Kenya are often poorly conducted and have in the past even been part of politically motivated cover-ups.

      Errors and oversights in autopsies of prominent leaders often fuel conspiracy theories about assassination plots. The Kilonzo family appears to believe involving a foreign expert will clear the post-mortem exercise of any suspicions of a cover-up should foul play be ruled out.

      “We had to get a foreign expert… to clear any doubts… because of the history we have in this country,” Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, who is heading the burial committee, told journalists on Tuesday.

      Kilonzo’s death occurred barely a week after a Commission of Inquiry into the helicopter crash that killed former Internal Security Minister George Saitoti and five others made public its findings. While concluding the deaths were “most probably” a result of injuries sustained in a crash in bad weather, the team accused Chief Government pathologist Johansen Oduor and his team of “professional negligence” in the way they handled their post mortem exams. Odour and his team reached their decision based on injuries they could see and did not wait for toxicology reports to confirm their conclusions. (The toxicology reports appear to support the pathologists’ findings with only the unusually high-level of carbon monoxide in one pilot’s body remaining unexplained.)

      Before the former Justice and Education ministers’ family called in a British expert, Dr Oduor had been lined up to carry out the autopsy. However, this was delayed to await Dr Ian Calder, an expert in sudden and unexpected deaths.

      Capt Werunga Simiyu, a security and crime scene expert, says that the presence of Dr Calder reflects a vote-of-no-confidence in local experts among the public.

      “The family wants to pre-empt any possibility of foul-play,” says Capt Werunga, the chief executive of African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies. “Remember the death comes at a time when the country is still coming to terms with the Supreme Court’s ruling (on presidential election petitions) and the release of a report on the death of former ministers George Saitoti and Orwa Ojode. The British pathologist will ensure expectations are managed well.”

      He points out accurate autopsy investigations would enable crime investigators formulate theories on whether Mutula’s death was an outcome of suicide or homicide. In either case, the investigators would want to establish the motive and the opportunity to execute the motive. Pathologists on Wednesday said that the results of the autopsy would be withheld for eight to ten weeks until the Government Chemist completes toxicology reports on over 100 samples, 52 of them collected from Mutula’s body.

      In the Saitoti investigation, only about six samples were taken from each of the bodies at the crime scene and in the autopsy.

      A few dozen other items were also tested before a report was completed about four weeks after the samples were taken. The probe chaired by Deputy Chief Justice-designate of the Supreme Court Kalpana Rawal was unflattering in its conclusions on the exercise. It observed: “The final reports were arrived at without the consultation of all the participating pathologists. They also did not take into consideration toxicological examination reports…. Due to the lack of coordination among the relevant Government departments dealing with the post-mortem examinations and tests, it is possible that crucial evidence was lost that could have helped the Commission arrive at conclusive observations on the cause of death.”

      More significantly, it adds: “The commission inferred professional negligence in the way the post-mortem and toxicological processes were handled.”

      During the hearings, Dr Oduor was put to task over his instructions to colleagues, which his juniors said might have compromised investigations. One colleague said he claimed the National Intelligence Service had an interest in the case. The inquiry did not recall Oduor to answer questions about these hearsay claims.

      Speaking when he disclosed that the family had invited an independent expert from the UK to perform the autopsy, Muthama hinted that the move was due to reservations about autopsies such as the ones performed on former Foreign minister Robert Ouko in 1991 and on British tourist Julie Ward in 1988. While both were obviously murdered, Ouko’s pathologist suggested a bizarre suicide theory while Ward’s report was changed to reflect an animal attack. Other autopsies that have also raised controversy in the past are those of Catholic clergyman, Fr John Kaiser, shot dead in 2000 in Naivasha and that of marathoner Samuel Wanjiru, who died of head injuries in 2011.

      The abrupt death of opposition leader Masinde Muliro at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in 1992 and that of Kwanza MP George Kapten in 2002 also generated speculation.

      Dr Enock Kibunguchy sees the doubts these incidents created as worrying for the medical profession in Kenya.

      “For somebody to come from outside Kenya to do a post-mortem points to weaknesses that call for a rethink on how we do things,” says Dr Kibunguchy, a medical doctor and Member of Parliament for Likuyani. He is also a former assistant minister for Health.

      “There is no doubt that my colleagues are some of the best-trained personnel in human pathology in the country. However, we must also bear in mind they have to make do with poor equipment. In the absence of facilities such as forensic laboratories for proper analysis evidence, there are bound to be serious mistakes that precipitate misgivings.”

      http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000082905&story_title=Kenya:MutuladeathraiseshardquestionsonautopsyinKenya

  6. And now listen to the woolly language and fudge of the political killers in Kenya. It is always the same! How does one intending to commit suicide run to the bathroom to vomit in a sink and then return to his bed? How about a snake bite when preliminary checks on the body at his home found no bodily harm? And a heart attack which allows you to run to the bathroom, vomit and then return to the bed and continue sleeping peacefully till you pass out in your sleep? Add that to theory that such an intelligent person like Mutula would mistakenly take a drug overdose! That would be equivalent to suicide which is already out as stated above! Give me another one please! It is poison stupid!! Did somebody sneak into his bedroom and spray poison in the room which he then inhaled? His bedroom door was not locked from the inside on this occasion contrary to the standard norm. Or was the poison administered through food/drink? And what are the 600 police officers going to do at the burial site? Is there a security threat expected on that day? Kenya is slowly but surely turning into a police state! It is always police, police everywhere, yet Kenyans die everyday in large numbers due to lack of security. When you need the help of police officers, you don’t see them. But when the Supreme Court is about to deliver its judgement, the whole city is a no-go-zone for ordinary Kenyans but teeming with police officers everywhere one looks! What a paradox!!??

    Four theories in Mutula mystery

    Seven pathologists on Tuesday took part in the post-mortem examination of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, whose death has plunged the nation into mourning and speculation.

    The team of doctors — one of the largest ever to investigate the cause of a person’s death in Kenya — included British pathologist Calder Ian Maddison, who was flown into the country by the family on Tuesday.

    The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board issued Dr Maddison with a special license allowing him to take part in the examination.

    The lead investigator is the Government Pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor. The examination was delayed on Monday to allow Mr Kilonzo’s relatives to appoint their own doctor.

    The other doctors include Dr Luke Musau, Dr Frederick Okinyi of Thika Level 5 and Dr Dorothy Njeru.

    Others were Dr Andrew Kanyi Gachie and Dr Emily Rugena.

    On Tuesday evening, they addressed the media, saying they had agreed on the preliminary findings and that results of further tests would be ready in eight to 10 weeks.

    Also present at the post-mortem were homicide detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Commissioner of Police Pius Macharia and Superintendent Japheth Maingi.

    Police told the Nation that they were pursuing four possible causes of death.

    “We are exploring suicide, heart attack, poison or an overdose of drugs as all these point to the condition his body was found in,” said a detective on the case, who cannot be named because officers are not allowed to comment on an ongoing investigation.

    Mr Kilonzo was found dead lying on his back with some evidence of foaming at the mouth and vomiting on the bed, in the room and a sink in his bathroom.

    According to Dr Oduor, poisoning may cause nausea, vomiting, pain, troubled breathing and abnormal skin colour. Poisoning can be through the skin, by breathing, by injection or through a snake bite.

    A heart attack can also cause nausea, vomiting and sudden dizziness, he said, adding that foaming on the mouth is commonly associated with epilepsy, trauma and snake bite, among others.

    On Tuesday, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keriako Tobiko, constituted a legal team to guide the investigations.

    By Tuesday evening, there was no word on the doctor’s findings, but detectives said they were questioning the workers who were in the compound with the senator on the day of his death.

    Detectives will be testing the consistency of the statements given by the workers about what actually transpired.

    Senator Johnstone Muthama of Machakos, who is chairing the burial committee, said the rising number of unresolved and sudden deaths had prompted the family to seek the opinion of an independent expert.

    Meanwhile, preparations are ongoing for the burial of Mr Kilonzo at his ranch next week. The Provincial Security and Intelligence Committee said more than 600 police officers will be at the ranch.

    The team visited the ranch on Tuesday, 47 kilometres from the city, to plan access, parking, security and other details, including the protection of the wildlife on the property.

    Mr Kilonzo kept a variety of animals, including cheetahs and lions.

    “We want to guarantee security during the burial and that is why we are making early arrangements,” provincial police officer Marcus Ochola said.

    The senator was found dead by his long-serving cook, who alerted Mr Chris Musau, the senator’s brother-in-law and proprietor of the neighbouring Maanzoni Lodge.

    Workers have told the media that the senator drove himself into the ranch last Friday at 3pm. More than 60 employees live and work on the ranch.

    The workers described the senator as “jovial” as he inspected their work.

    “He alighted and went round the flower beds, giving instructions here and there on how best the place should look,” one worker said.

    He was served his favourite food, maize and beans, but also asked for roast meat, which was prepared for him. He also ordered breakfast for the following morning.

    When workers realised that he had not woken up at his usual time of between 9 and 9.30am, they went to his bedroom after calling out and getting no response.

    Mr Kilonzo loved country life and spent his weekends at the ranch.

    Additional reporting By Fred Mukinda and Bob Odalo

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Four-theories-in-Mutula-mystery/-/1056/1763060/-/vtl0ocz/-/index.html

    • Muthama: Mutula feared for his life

      Mutula feared for his life: Muthama

      Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo had raised fears over his life 48 hours before he was mysteriously found dead at his Maanzoni home, it has now emerged.

      Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama on Tuesday told the Senate that Mr Kilonzo had casually raised issues about his life when they met over lunch together with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Norfolk Hotel on Thursday afternoon.

      “He told the former PM that you and all of us here are not safe. Our lives are in danger,” Mr Muthama said.

      He said he received news of the senator’s death on Saturday at 11.05am before rushing to his home immediately to find out what had gone wrong.

      The Machakos Senator was contributing to an adjournment motion moved by the Leader of Majority Kithure Kindiki to give senators time to pay tribute to their departed colleague.

      Planned meeting

      “We had lunch at the Norfolk hotel with him (Mr Kilonzo), (David) Musila and the PM on Thursday and we had planned to meet again this Thursday,” Mr Muthama said.

      He, however, did not divulge the details of the discussion on their security and what the agenda of the meeting they planned to hold on Thursday would have been.

      His remarks were, however, dismissed by Nominated Senator Beth Mugo who termed them “largely unfounded”.

      “It is not fair for leaders to make inflammatory remarks while mourning a great leader like Mutula. Let us not incite one region against the other. If any life is in danger let us report to the police,” Mrs Mugo said.

      While paying tribute to Mr Kilonzo, Siaya Senator James Orengo said he met the Makueni leader at the Senate chambers on Thursday where he looked disturbed and distraught.

      Said Mr Orengo: “I met him on Thursday and told him Mr Mutula you have not spoken in the Senate, what is wrong? He looked tired and distraught. He then told me there is nothing to talk about.”

      The Siaya Senator further told the House it was strange that in every election, Kenya has to lose great leaders through strange deaths, citing the cases of former MPs George Kapten and Masinde Muliro who also died suddenly and mysteriously.

      While paying tribute to the fallen colleague, Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula urged investigators, police and doctors leading the inquiry into Mr Kilonzo’s death to do a thorough job to allay fears of foul play.

      Mr Wetang’ula, who is also the Bungoma Senator, said he learnt a lot from the Makueni leader during his pupillage at his law firm in 1981.

      Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura urged his colleagues not to join the fray of people peddling conspiracy theories surrounding Mr Kolonzo’s death and instead leave investigators to conduct their work to unearth the truth.

      Mr Kilonzo’s colleagues eulogised him as a brilliant lawyer, who spoke his mind without fear, and one who transcended ethnic divisions in his work as a politician and Cabinet minister.

      Elgeyo Marakwet’s Kipchumba Murkomen said the Makueni Senator’s brilliance inspired them to pursue the law career.

      Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi described Mr Kilonzo as a man of all seasons, saying even though he was in the end removed from the Justice ministry, he managed to steer it with a light head and heart.

      Speaker Ekwee Ethuro formed a six-member committee to work with other teams in arranging the burial of the Makueni Senator.

      http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Mutula-feared-for-his-life/-/1056/1763084/-/fq3jh0z/-/index.html

    • Mystery fifth person in Mutula’s death probe

      Detectives investigating the death of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo are exploring the presence of a mysterious visitor at his Maanzoni home when he died last Saturday.

      The visitor is said to have been questioned by detectives but police have deepened the mystery because they have maintained silence on the details emerging from the investigation into the death of the maverick politician.

      Investigators believe the guest could provide critical information on the last moments of the Senator whose death has puzzled the country.

      Multiple sources — who cannot be named because they are not allowed to speak on behalf of the family — say that the preliminary findings from the postmortem examination were unlikely to change significantly when the final report is prepared.

      And, going by the preliminary findings, police have no reason to detain any of those who were at Mr Kilonzo’s house, unless further investigations raise a different line of investigation.

      Besides the mysterious visitor, police have questioned the farm manager, a cook, a supervisor and the housekeeper and recorded their statements.

      An officer privy to the investigations told the Sunday Nation that the statements by some of Mr Kilonzo’s employees are not consistent. Two of the employees have written that there was a guest at the house while others did not mention the visitor.

      Another officer said the postmortem examination findings did not leave any room for conjecture in establishing the cause of death, but it had been agreed that the decision to release the report should be left to the family.

      The postmortem examination was conducted by seven doctors led by chief government pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi.

      British pathologist Calder Ian Maddison flew to Kenya at the family’s request and took part in the examination.

      Further reports have showed that an unlabelled bottle containing pills was among samples taken from Mr Kilonzo’s bedroom by detectives after the death was reported.

      The Senator’s body was found tucked in bed with foam in the mouth. There were also indications that the lawyer had vomited and samples were collected for analysis.

      Besides the pathologists, detectives have engaged experts at the Government Chemist to examine the pills and other samples.

      Fresh reports emerged Saturday that seemed to contradict earlier information that Mr Kilonzo had not been seen alive on April 27, until he was discovered dead at around 11am.

      According to the new reports, the Senator had woken up early and spent about 30 minutes at the swimming pool within the compound of his palatial home.

      At that time, the visitor was in the house.

      Police also reviewed video footage captured by CCTV cameras mounted around Mr Kilonzo’s home.

      Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro said: “The doctors are holding the key to this investigation. You start with learning the cause of death from the doctors before you decide whether to pursue it further or end it. It could be different if it was a matter of an attack where injuries are visible.”

      Contacted by the Sunday Nation, Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo said: “It’s too early to tell what happened because the investigators are looking back to several weeks before the incident. We are looking at layers and layers of investigation.”

      After the postmortem examination, the pathologists said they were in agreement, adding that findings would be available after eight to 10 weeks. However, the doctors did not tell the media what they had agreed on.

      On Thursday, Mrs Nduku Kilonzo, the Senator’s wife, told reporters at the family’s Gigiri home that the samples collected from her husband’s body and home would be tested locally because Kenya has the required facilities.

      But when fielding questions at a press conference at Mr Kilonzo’s offices, the Senator’s son, Mr Mutula Kilonzo Junior, told reporters the samples would be tested abroad. That briefing was called to announce that Mr Kilonzo would be buried at Mbooni and not Maanzoni as earlier stated.

      Another officer said the first batch of detectives who entered the bedroom after the death report was made said the scene had probably been disturbed. He added that Mr Kilonzo’s long time chef and housekeeper may help unravel the mystery on the possibility of there having been another person in the house.

      “It is just part of our investigations … we are not saying for sure that there was another person, but some things are not adding up,” said the officer who spoke on condition of anonymity.
      Before pursuing the latest line of investigation, detectives had suspected other causes of death including heart attack, suicide, drug overdose, poisoning or an insect bite.

      The chef, Mr John Mulei, is believed to have been close to the former minister.

      “He was his confidant in some ways,” said a worker at the ranch, adding that they were under strict instructions not to speak to the press.

      The Senator’s Valhala home has a state-of-the-art security system complete with CCTV cameras and the entrances are opened through lock combinations and are remote controlled.

      The Sunday Nation spoke to yet another detective who said: “If there was a second person in the house, the person who opened the door in the morning to prepare breakfast must have seen something.”

      Forensic expert, Dr Geoffrey Mutuma, who at one time was Mr Kilonzo’s doctor, says the issue of his bedroom not being locked raises more questions than answers.

      “Indications are that there is a possibility of another person who accessed the room,” the doctor added.

      “The question is; was it a habit for the Senator to spend the night in his room while living the bedroom door unlocked? Looking at the surrounding of his ranch as a forensic expert I find this disturbing,” said Dr Mutuma.

      Sources say that workers who have spoken to investigators have said it was not strange for the senator to have visitors during his stay at the ranch on weekends and that some would spend the night.

      http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Mystery-fifth-person-in-Mutulas-death-probe/-/1056/1842402/-/w77fwmz/-/index.html

      • first its condolences to the family and friends of mutula,

        to the CORD family this is indeed a tragic and great loss.

        as for putting to rest rumours and innuendo

        there is nothing ever in kenya that can be simple and straight. truth can never be stated or discovered. our detectives are either hopeless or the systems totally washed out.

        so there are what can be described as “state of the art” CCTV. there were domestic workers at the house. there was elaborate security to access with electronic locks and what not. but we still cannot be told for sure whether there was a yet unidentified person in the house or not.

        so the man retired to bed after dinner somewhere about 9 pm, woke up in middle of night to throw up, and was found dead next morning i.e not waking up from bed. but he did however find time to interact with this unidentified someone in the morning before his death. and this person did not notice the man was in bad shape and neither did mutula communicate the same to the person. and of course all this makes sense.

        and besides that we need to wait 8 weeks for the report on post-mortem which who knows even whether it will make it to the public domain

        meanwhile, for some reason there is a need to conduct a fund raiser. that i don’t quite get. the man is by no means a pauper and neither are his children. and they raise (in pledges) 15m in half an hour. thats impressive

        anyway i sincerely hope that maybe in 2017 we can elect (fresh and trully digital) people that can at least put an end to this perpetual mediocrity, but who am i kidding

    • Mutula lungs ‘had blood’

      Investigations into Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s death have ruled out a heart attack and have narrowed down to a likelihood of poisoning. A source close to the family and a doctor involved in the investigations said a postmortem found serious internal bleeding characteristic with poisoning.

      “Massive internal bleeding and a finding that all his internal organs were intact is a pointer to the presence of a toxin,” a doctor who requested anonymity told the Nation.

      Investigators now want to find out if Mr Kilonzo was killed by a toxic substance, and if so, whether it might be related to suicide, murder, accidental poisoning or even a snake bite.

      According to the source, the first finding during postmortem was in the chest cavity where both lungs were found to be “soaked in blood”.

      An examination of the body had revealed that both the arteries and the heart had not been ruptured as is normally the case when one suffers a heart attack, the source said.

      Final findings

      The postmortem examination was conducted by seven doctors, led by the chief government pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor, at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi. British pathologist Calder Ian Maddison flew to Kenya at the family’s request and took part in the examination.

      On Sunday, Dr Odour declined to comment on the latest developments, saying, the media should wait for the final findings.

      “We agreed that we are not going to discuss our findings because it can create confusion. Just wait for the final results,” he said.

      The new developments emerged as fresh reports indicated that detectives investigating the case are exploring the presence of a mysterious visitor at Mr Kilonzo’s Maanzoni home when he died on April 27. The visitor is said to have been questioned by detectives, but police have refused to comment on the matter and kept the identity of the visitor a closely-guarded secret.

      On Sunday, forensic expert, Dr Geoffrey Mutuma, who at one time was Mr Kilonzo’s doctor, questioned the eight to 10 weeks period that pathologists say it will take to release the postmortem results.

      Dr Mutuma said results should not take that long.

      “It just prolongs the anxious moments that Kenyans are going to be subjected to,” he said.

      From his experience as a pathologist, he said, he found it hard to understand why the forensic experts working on the body could want two months for something that can be done in 72 hours.

      Last Tuesday, the seven doctors who took part in the postmortem said they had agreed on the preliminary findings and that results of further tests would be ready in eight to 10 weeks. They however, did not publicly release their preliminary findings.

      On Saturday, fresh reports emerged that seemed to contradict earlier information that Mr Kilonzo was not seen alive after retiring to bed on the night of April 26.

      According to the new reports, the Senator had woken up early and spent about 30 minutes in a swimming pool within his home. At that time, the unidentified visitor was in the house.

      http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Mutula-Kilonzos-lungs-had-blood/-/1056/1843000/-/s9upvf/-/index.html

  7. Worker recalls last moments with Mutula

    Keli Mulei, a farmhand, has seen relatives and friends die, but the death of his boss devastated him.

    Mr Mulei is still in shock because he saw Mutula Kilonzo, the Makueni Senator, alive and well on Friday afternoon, but little did he know that it was the last he would see him alive.

    “Mheshimiwa (for that was their favourite name for the deceased) arrived at his KwaKyelu ranch at around 2pm on Friday,” recalled Mr Mulei

    His arrival was not a surprise to the worker because since he started working at the ranch, it had become routine for the politician to visit the ranch on Fridays and spend the weekend undisturbed.

    “My boss was a man who believed in himself, when he visited the ranch, his main purpose was to relax in a serene environment away from the hustle and bustle of his official and private engagements back in Nairobi,” said the worker noting that on most occasions the Senator would be alone.

    “The 1,500 acre property is a beauty to behold. Mr Kilonzo would take his time to go round the ranch marvelling at the flora and fauna that complete the picture of the estate,” said Mr Mulei.

    Interestingly, the farmhand’s father has cooked for Mr Mutula over the years.

    Mr Mulei’s father prepared the politician’s last meal which they shared before he went to bed.

    When he arrived on Friday, he said, Mr Kilonzo parked his white Range Rover next to the main house.

    “He came out and started inspecting the flower bed and the lawn. He called me and asked why the flower garden looked unattended to. He gave an idea of how he would like the compound and the garden to look like,” recalled the worker.

    Later on, Mr Kilonzo went into the house.

    “I did not see him again until when the ranch was in mourning as news of his death broke.”

    Mr Mulei said his fellow workers have lost a friend, a mentor and a man who would forget his social standing and come to their level just to understand them.

    “We will miss his good deeds, they were many. God rest his soul in peace,” he said tears rolling down his cheeks.

    Meanwhile, friends and relatives of the late Senator Kilonzo continued to stream to his homes in Maanzoni, Mbooni and Gigiri to condole his family.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story got the time and the late Kilonzo’s arrival at the ranch wrong. This has now been corrected.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Worker-recalls-last-moments-with-politician-/-/1056/1762294/-/oqr9en/-/index.html

  8. This means that we will have to wait till mid of July to know what killed Mutula! That will give someone ample time to come up with the right spin as to the cause of the death!

    Mutula autopsy report to be out in 10 weeks

    Kenyans will have to wait longer for the autopsy report on the late Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo.

    Pathologists conducting the postmortem said that the report will be out in 8 to 10 weeks.

    They added that further tests on samples will be carried out.

    The autopsy carried out by seven pathologists took over five hours.

    The exercise was conducted on Tuesday at the Lee Funeral home after the arrival of family’s pathologist from the United Kingdom.

    The family on Monday requested for the postmortem to be pushed to Tuesday to allow the pathologist to take part in the exercise.

    The Criminal Investigations Department has launched investigations into Mutula’s death with Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko appointing a team of prosecutors to assist the police in the probe.

    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000082673&story_title=mutula-autopsy-report-to-be-out-in-10-weeks

  9. Secret Mutula died with

    By Standard Team

    Nairobi, Kenya: There is a secret so big that Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo will take to hisgrave. It is a story he warned Standard reporter Roselyne Obala would shake Kenya.

    Though he refused to give details, the late Senior Counsel insisted to Obala the story would not only surprise Kenyans, but could have major consequences.

    That was on March 28 after Mutula was sworn in as Senator. A post-mortem scheduled to be carried out on his body Monday will seek to establish why he died suddenly, and without making even a single call to family or friends for help.

    Sunday, as those close to him called for thorough probe into his death on Friday or Saturday night, a special team of detectives from Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Nairobi began working to try and piece together what transpired in the former Education minister’s final hours at his ranch.

    At the same time, three committees were formed to plan his burial, after a day’s meeting with the family. They are the Senate, National Assembly and Family committees.

    “We’ve had a consultative meeting with the family and agreed to form the three committees, the Senate, the National Assembly where he was before going to the Senate and the family one. The committee will meet on tomorrow for other arrangements,” said Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama at Mutula’s home in Gigiri, Nairobi.

    According to the Family committee’s interim secretary Mr Musyoki Kivindyo, each committee will meet and come up with a progressive report on burial arrangements that befit the late Senior Counsel.

    Straight talking

    It also emerged from his friend and former Attorney General Amos Wako, who is also the Busia Senator and was among the last to speak with Mutula, that the former Justice minister was in robust health.

    Mutula’s trainer at the Hilton Hotel gymnasium, who took the former Makueni Senator through his aerobic sessions on Friday morning, corroborated this statement.

    Later in the afternoon, Mutula would leave for his Maanzoni Ranch in Machakos County, where he would be found dead the following day, with foam on his mouth.

    Mutula, a straight-talking politician and astute lawyer, told Obala a month before he died that he would reveal to her the secret he bore ‘with time’, but sadly he died before they could meet again.

    On that March 28, after being sworn-in as Senator for Makueni, he said, during a short interview, that he had information that if published in the media, would “cause panic and mayhem”.

    Said Obala: “A jovial Kilonzo emerged from the Senate and we had a brief encounter at the Senator’s lounge. It was on Thursday afternoon on March 28, when I engaged him in an interview to get to understand the Senate’s role,’’ reports Obala.

    “From the outset, he appeared happy, energetic and raring to go, dressed in a brown suit. We exchanged pleasantries, and I began by congratulating him on his election as Senator for Makueni.”

    Suddenly diverted

    Obala goes on: “He began outlining the responsibilities of Senators and how they will take the National Government to task over devolution. He then said their role was to be a link between County Governments and National Government.”

    Mutula was explaining how they intend to take on the National Government over the implementation of the Devolution, “when he suddenly diverted and stated that there is a lot going on that Kenyans need to know,’’ Obala went on.

    Mutula told her that it is no secret that the National Government is trying to frustrate the implementation of Devolved Government. ”

    It was at this juncture that his tone changed, he looked serious and stated; “I have information that if I disclose to you Monday, your papers will be burnt the next minute.”

    The statement came as a surprise, but when Obala pressed him, because she was curious to know more, and even offered not to name him in the story, Kilonzo retorted: “No, No, No.”

    She pleaded with him, saying, “Please Mheshimiwa (Honourable), I will use an anonymous source,” he declined.

    When she insisted he reiterated as they walked down the stairs: “Save the company (Standard Group Limited) and yourself. I promise to give you the information at the right time.”

    Those were Mutula’s last words to the journalist as he walked away and, unfortunately, that is where the big story that never came to life ended.

    Sunday, the officers from the CID’s Homicide Unit based at Mazingira Building along Kiambu Road took over the probe from their colleagues in Machakos. The team, led by the unit’s head Mr John Kariuki, will work with those from Machakos and are expected to attend Monday’s planned post-mortem exercise.

    Officials at CID headquarters revealed the Homicide Unit revisited the scene where the body was found and was set to take over all samples that had been collected. They also interviewed Mutula’s workers who prepared him supper on Friday.

    “They will visit the place where the food was prepared as part of the investigations into the death. They have also taken away samples of the food for testing and analysis,” said a senior officer aware of the probe.

    The cause of the death is yet to be established.

    Sitting alone

    “I do not know why I was not alarmed by this odd attitude. He was not keen on participating in Senate sessions, but wanted to talk more about his family and his career fulfillment. I should have prodded him further,” said Senator Wako, remarking wistfully about his last meeting with a friend he had known for over 35 years.

    Wako last met Mutula on Thursday in the Senate during the afternoon sessions. He remembers seeing his friend walking in and sitting alone on a secluded seat. Mutula appeared dull and engrossed in personal thoughts; or may be it was just mental fatigue, said Senator Wako.

    “I quickly moved to where he was and sat next to him and asked where he had been all this time. I was concerned that he had missed out on the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) retreat at Naivasha, and other party engagements,” Wako told The Standard.

    However, the Busia Senator does not remember getting a clear answer to his question. Instead he asked his friend, whether he was prepared to make any contributions to the ongoing debate on the floor of the House.

    But Mutula, indifferently, said there was no need.

    “What is there to discuss about?” he asked, as if to suggest the issue at hand was not beyond his parliamentary colleagues to handle.

    According to his fitness instructor of six years, who identified himself only as Tim, Mutula was at the gym at 6am in the morning, and went through his routine aerobic paces for 30 minutes before leaving.

    “He was jovial as usual and quite physically fit as I took the aerobic class through the usual paces. Mheshimiwa was fit and went through the paces non-stop, without showing any signs of slowing down,” Tim told The Standard.

    http://standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000082578&story_title=Kenya-Secret-Mutula-died-with

  10. Get to the bottom of Mutula’s mysterious death

    By Joseph Mutua Ndonga

    The investigators shouldn’t leave anything to chance in unearthing the cause of Mutula Kilonzo’s death.

    Senator Mutula was a principled politician, a renowned lawyer, courageous and straight talking man. He never shied away from speaking out his mind on what he believed was right.

    His untimely death was a big loss not only immediate family members, relatives but the country as a whole. For the reason, many hope that the investigation teams comprised of police and the pathologists would help the country to unravel the mystery.

    So far, the detectives have made substantial progress. The teams are following crucial leads from his workers at his Manzooni home who interacted with him and were the last to see him alive. According to the versions of the workers, the senator was in a robust health and jovial mood when he arrived at his home.

    He drove himself and after parking the car he greeted them before he entered the house. He is said to have stepped out a few minutes later and walked around his farm during which he supervised and inspected projects in the company of some workers. It is said he also met with some of his supporters.

    According to media reports, his workers found him in bed with foam in his mouth. It is said besides foam he had vomited on bed and in the bathroom sink. This indicated at one point he woke up went to the bathroom and returned to bed. This begs the question, what caused the vomiting and the foaming?

    Also, it’s said it was unusual for him not to lock the door from inside. Did he forget to lock the door because something was troubling him or he was in great pain?

    Initial reports suggested the cause of death could have resulted from heart attack. But, so far, it appears the toxicological experts are pursuing other leads including food poisoning, sudden low sugar levels and usage of prescribed drugs.

    Meanwhile, questions are being raised about the whereabouts of his wife at the time of incident. Did she used to accompany him to the farm? If yes, why was she missing this time? Perhaps it is time the widow should come out to clear the air. If she is still in a state of shock and lost for words, the family spokesperson can talk on her behalf.

    Joseph Mutua Ndonga is a Human Rights Activist and Comments on National Issues. Joseph resides in Nairobi.

    http://standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000082600&story_title=Kenya-Get-to-the-bottom-of–Mutula%E2%80%99s-mysterious-death

  11. Briton to carry out Mutula’s post mortem

    Nairobi, Kenya: A British pathologist has been called to oversee the post-mortem of the late Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s body, as investigations into the possible cause of his death continue.

    Meanwhile, Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama who is chairing the committee for Mutula’s burial indicated that the same could be conducted either on Wednesday, May 9 or Thursday 10.

    He said that though the exact date had not been set, they were considering either of the two days to allow many of the late Senator’s friends time to attend the burial.

    “For a person of Mutula’s status, we felt there is need to create enough time for as many people to make arrangements to attend the burial. We have not agreed on the specific day but we are considering either next Wednesday or Thursday,” he said.

    Muthama said the United Kingdom pathothogist is expected in the country Tuesday morning to join the large team of local doctors in investigating what might have caused the former Senators death.

    The Machakos Senator did not give the specific details of the foreign pathologist, but indicated that he had been contacted with the approval of Mutula’s family.

    Muthama Monday revealed that the post-mortem, which was scheduled to be conducted Monday afternoon, was pushed to Tuesday when the foreign medic arrives.

    “Not that there are any difficulties but because it was the wishes of the family to have an independent pathologist to conduct the post-mortem alongside other doctors. We are expecting the pathologist from UK to arrive tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6am, before the post-mortem is conducted in the afternoon,” said Muthama Monday.

    Addressing the press at the Senate Press Centre, the Machakos Senator said it was feeling of both the family and other leaders that a thorough investigation be conducted to ascertain the true cause of the deceased’s death.

    “We are not dealing with any other Kenyan here; we are dealing with a top politician in this country and a renowned leader. We must be in a position to tell Kenyans the clear cause of his death,” he said.

    Muthama said that their move to involve a foreign medic for the autopsy should not be misconstrued as having any suspicions on the cause of death, but only the desires to get the best explanation to give Kenyans on the death of the former Senator.

    “We just want to be thorough because Kenyans will demand answers for the death of a person who was in such a good health and who could even drive himself and inspect matters at his ranch. His death cannot just be wished away,” added Muthama.

    He said that the foreign doctor could not have made it to the country earlier since he had only been contacted on Sunday.

    http://standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000082610&story_title=Kenya-Briton-to-carry-out-Mutula%E2%80%99s-post-mortem-

  12. Prosecutors named to guide Mutula death probe

    A team of prosecutors has been set up in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to guide investigations into the sudden death of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo.

    The Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Keriako Tobiko said the team led by the head of department on offences on persons, Mrs Grace Murungi.

    The team will “assist and guide” investigators, Mr Tobiko said on Monday.

    “Further, I do direct that upon completion of these investigations, do kindly cause the resultant inquiry file to be submitted to this office for perusal and appropriate directions,” a statement from his office reads.

    Mr Kilonzo was found dead at his Kwa Kyelu ranch in Maanzoni on Sunday morning. (Read: Shock as Mutula found dead in bed)

    The cause of death is still unknown and the post-mortem that was scheduled for Monday has now been moved to Tuesday.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Prosecutors-named-to-guide-Mutula-Kilonzo-death-probe/-/1056/1761782/-/x520yfz/-/index.html

  13. Senator’s death probe to focus on food samples

    Investigations into the death of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo will focus on food samples and other exhibits collected from his home, government pathologist Johansen Oduor said on Sunday.

    And CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro said a team of senior police officers led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police had been formed to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Kilonzo’s death on Saturday morning.

    Family spokesperson Chris Musau on Sunday said burial arrangements would start immediately after the postmortem examination. Mr Musau is a brother-in-law of Mr Kilonzo’s.

    A committee to determine the date and place of burial was set up on Sunday after consultations between family and friends.

    Briefing the Press shortly after the meeting in Mr Kilonzo’s Gigiri home, Mr Musau said other committees including one for Senators and MPs would be set up in the course of the week.

    He said the body was moved to the Lee Funeral Home at 9pm on Saturday after pathologists and detectives carried out preliminary investigations in Kwa Kyelu ranch where Mr Kilonzo died.

    And Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama said: “Because he was not only a member of Parliament but also a senator, committees will be set up at different levels to honour Mr Kilonzo.”

    Dr Oduor, who led other pathologists in performing a preliminary examination on the body and scene before removing it to the mortuary, said detectives had forwarded to the Government Chemist samples, which include vomit collected from a sink in Mr Kilonzo’s home. They also took away food in the room where the body was found and two soft drinks.

    Tests are expected to shed light on whether the drinks had been tampered with.

    On Saturday evening, detectives collected samples from Mr Kilonzo’s bedroom, as well as a pair of trousers and the shirt that he had been wearing earlier in the day.

    Dr Oduor said several pathologists would be involved in the autopsy to be conducted this afternoon at the Lee Funeral Home. A series of tests will be performed since circumstantial evidence of poisoning may be misleading.

    Mr Muhoro said Machakos CID chief Kavete Kuloba would join the team from the CID headquarters that is leading the investigations.

    “All the persons he interacted with including his bodyguard will record statements to shed more light on this case,” he said.

    However, should the autopsy fail to disclose the cause of death then the pathologists will have to wait for the report from the Government Chemist, and this may take time. Dr Oduor said urine would be useful in establishing whether there was poison.

    “He had already developed rigor mortis but the whole body was normal. There was no evidence of struggle in the room,” Dr Odour said.

    Mr Kilonzo’s body was found lying face up with a lot of foam covering his mouth and nose.

    There was vomit at the sink and on the floor, suggesting that he vomited before reaching the sink about 10 metres away.

    Presidential contender James ole Kiyiapi was among the leaders and government officials who visited the family on Sunday.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Investigators-look-into-poison-theory/-/1056/1761086/-/339qte/-/index.html

  14. hmm flashback

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/Mutula-links-death-threats-to-ICC/-/1064/1441196/-/y8b4p7/-/index.html

    full text appended below because these things have a way of disappearing

    ==
    Education minister Mutula Kilonzo has attributed the threatening text messages sent to him and members of his family to his stand on a number of politically sensitive issues.

    In an interview with the Sunday Nation, Mr Kilonzo, the former Justice minister, cited his outspoken stand on Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC), free education funds and constitutional reforms as possible reasons he was being targeted with death threats.

    He spoke on the sidelines of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association meeting in Mombasa on Thursday.

    Last week, the minister told Parliament that he had received two messages from unknown people, threatening to kill him, on Tuesday.

    Mr Kilonzo said that his wife and daughter had also received similar messages.

    “I am not like Martha [Karua] who bowed out of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs under pressure. I am a hard nut to crack. That is why they removed me from the ministry because of my stand on ICC trials,” he said.

    “I am the first sitting Cabinet minister to receive such messages in the history of this nation.”

    Mr Kilonzo vowed to get on with his life, saying that conceding to the threats would hand the people behind the messages a leeway to control him.

    “Fear is the key that is used to control the human will and resolve. Brave people die only once but cowards die very many times,” he said.

    “Their messages are horrifying for a soft heart because they threatened to rape my wife and daughter before killing me in cold blood.”

    Mr Kilonzo said he received the first message at his Jogoo House office in Nairobi on his way to Parliament but ignored it. The second message followed at 4.20 p.m. while he was in the House.

    “This time round I could not keep it to myself so I shared the two messages with my Cabinet colleagues and Speaker Kenneth Marende,” he said.

    The sender, who did not identify himself or herself, claimed to be working under the instructions of a ‘boss’ he named and who works at a firm on State House Road.

    The boss, according to the sender, has connections to the Al-Shabaab terror group.

    The sender alleged involvement in the recent kidnapping of Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara, the bombing of Assanands House and the explosion at a church in Ngara, Nairobi.

    The minister recorded statements with the police, the CID director and the National Security Intelligence Services (NSIS) on Wednesday after consultations with close associates.

    While at the Justice ministry, Mr Kilonzo was outspoken for his firm stand on the ICC trials and repeatedly advised Kenyans facing charges to cooperate with the court.
    ==

  15. Shock as Mutula found dead in bed

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    GRIEF: The late Makueni Senator and former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo was found dead at his ranch in Maanzoni, Machakos County. PHOTO/FILE NATION

    The country was Saturday thrust into mourning following the sudden death of Makueni Senator and former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo at his ranch in Maanzoni, Machakos County.

    Mr Kilonzo was found dead in bed yesterday at around 11 am by his workers. Brother-in-law Chris Musau, who was the first relative to arrive at Mr Kilonzo’s home, confirmed the death after he was notified by the workers.

    Police and medical personnel were called in to investigate what had caused the sudden death that left the family devastated and the country searching for answers.

    Mr Kilonzo arrived at the ranch on Friday at around 3 pm as is his routine on most weekends when he does not have engagements that would keep him away. The workers said he was in a jovial mood when he arrived at the ranch driving himself.

    “He alighted and went round the flower beds, giving instructions here and there on how the place should look,” a worker said.

    He was alone and inspected the ranch before he was served dinner at around 7 pm. The rest of his family lives in Nairobi and the former Education minister visits the ranch regularly.

    According to the workers who cannot be named because they were instructed not to speak to the media, the Senator went to bed immediately after dinner. He had been served githeri (a meal of maize and beans) but instead asked to be given roast meat.

    He ate alone and then retired for the night. Breakfast was served yesterday morning but the workers noticed that Mr Kilonzo had not touched it at around 10 am which they found unusual.

    After calling him out without an answer, they proceeded to his bedroom that had not been locked and found him lying in bed with foam covering his mouth. There was vomit in the sink in his bathroom.

    The workers then rushed to call Mr Musau who heads the Maanzoni Lodge located about five kilometres away from Mr Kilonzo’s ranch. On arrival, Mr Musau tried to wake him up but the Senator did not respond.

    He then rushed to the hotel where members of the Kenya Medical Association (KMA) were holding a conference and called in doctors who accompanied him back to Mr Kilonzo’s home where they confirmed he was dead.

    Family members, close relatives and various leaders were then called with information about the death.

    In the afternoon, Mr Musau emerged from the house to brief the media.

    “For now all we can confirm is that Mr Kilonzo is dead,” Mr Musau, speaking on behalf of the family, said.

    His son Mutula Kilonzo Junior, daughter Kethi Kilonzo and wife Nduku Kilonzo had arrived at the ranch from Nairobi.

    Mr Kilonzo’s house was immediately secured by police officers as investigations got under way to establish the cause of the death that shocked the country.

    As at 6 pm last evening, Mr Kilonzo’s body was still at his ranch as medical and police investigators got down to establishing the possible cause of death.

    The team of doctors included a government pathologist and his personal physician.

    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, Machakos County Senator Johnstone Muthama, Rongo MP Dalmas Otieno, Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka were among the first leaders to arrive at the ranch.

    Mr Musyoka said it was difficult to say what exactly happened.

    “We leave it to the team of doctors who have come to work on the body and we hope that they will get down to the bottom of the matter,” he said.

    “The death of Mutula has shaken us all and is one of the most unexpected news. It’s hard to say anything,” Mr Musyoka said.

    Mr Odinga described the death as a tragedy coming soon after the Senate opened its door for business where Mr Kilonzo served.

    He revealed that he had lunch with Mr Kilonzo on Thursday in Nairobi.

    “At this moment, speculation is high but we ask Kenyans to remain calm. We in the Cord coalition will do everything possible to make sure that the truth of Mr Kilonzo’s death is told,” he said.

    “It is a big loss for the Cord team as Mr Kilonzo was a pillar and central to our operations.”

    CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro said the cause of death could not be immediately established but the police would liaise with pathologists to establish what happened.

    All the persons who interacted with him last will record statements with the police, Mr Muhoro said.

    Later the body was moved to Lee Funeral Home.

    “Since the circumstances surrounding the death were not very clear, it was necessary that proper investigations be carried out to establish the cause,” he said.

    Police said that a pathologist was called in since he would be better placed to handle the samples to avoid contamination, and conduct preliminary investigations at the scene.

    According to the pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor, who was at the home, the body had no marks of physical injuries. Dr Oduor collected samples from the bedroom and the sink and later escorted the body to Lee Funeral Home.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Shock-as-Mutula-found-dead-in-bed/-/1056/1760422/-/q0cmp2/-/index.html

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