An autopsy conducted on the late doctor James Gakara at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital Mortuary on Friday, September 24, revealed that he had ingested an unknown substance.

Gakara is accused of killing two of his children by injecting them with an unknown chemical substance, before attempting suicide.

He was found by police officers at the scene and rushed to the Nakuru Level Five Hospital, where he died on Wednesday while undergoing treatment.

Family and friends of doctor James Gakara consult at the Nakuru level five hospital

Family and friends of doctor James Gakara consult at the Nakuru level five hospitalFACEBOOK

Speaking to the media, Government pathologist Dr Titus Ngulungu disclosed that there were traces of drugs in his system. He, however, did not establish whether Gakara ingested the drugs himself or someone gave them to him.The pathologist revealed that some organs and tissues from his body had been taken to the government chemist to establish whether there was another poisonous substance.

“I am of the opinion that the cause of death was the foreign substance found in Dr Gakara’s body…

“Let it be known that we cannot give the time the results will be out but the family may continue with burial arrangements in the meantime,” he stated.

A prick was also detected on both hands of the deceased during the post-mortem.

“We are trying to establish whether he got the pricks before going to hospital or after.”

Family members unable to take the demise of three of their kin are undergoing counselling at the same facility.

Gakara’s wife, Winnie Odhiambo, has been discharged from the High Dependency Unit (HDU) where she had been admitted after going into shock.

“She is currently out of hospital and we are watching her closely,” a family member stated.

A requiem mass will be held on Monday before the burial on Tuesday.

By Kenyans

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