Autopsy: Lawyer Koki Suffocated To Death

by Lawyer Alex
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An autopsy conducted on the body of the late lawyer Elizabeth Koki who was found dead in her house in Syokimau on Friday, January 8, has revealed she was suffocated to death.

Late Lawyer Elizabeth Koki.

This was according to a post mortem conducted by chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor on Tuesday, January 12, which showed the deceased suffered some injuries on the mouth.

The physician made the conclusion after he examined Koki’s remains at the Montezuma Funeral Home.

“The victim was suffocated to death,” Odour was quoted by Mahakamani News.

Constant wrangles

It has since been established that Koki and the main suspect in the murder, Christian Kadima, who was his boyfriend, had argued after she found some woman’s photos in his phone. The lawyer had after noticing the suspicious images, summoned him to her house to explain who the lady was.

A detective investigating the case disclosed the duo engaged in constant wrangles and had been in an off and on relationship which culminated in Koki’s death.

“The main suspect has been grilled and from the look of things, the two seem to have had an on-and-off relationship. They also have a history of fighting,” the officer said.

Kadima confirmed the two had quarreled but dismissed the claims he killed her stating she fell from the bed and injured her head in the process.

The autopsy, however, countered his explanation even as he revealed he left the house after learning his lover was unconscious and went to Nairobi central business district where he narrated to a friend what had happened.

Suspect arrested, arraigned in court

His buddy later drove to Riruta whereas the suspect who is a Nigerian national booked a room at a lodging in the CBD where he was later nabbed.

The man who worked as a gym instructor was arraigned at the Mavoko Law Courts on Monday, January 11, where the court ordered his detention for a further 14 days to allow for the completion of investigations.

It also emerged the suspect was also a wanted man in South Africa after he allegedly assaulted a woman and fled the country.

Meanwhile,

A 17-year-old Kisii School student on Tuesday denied attempting to kill two teachers at the institution.

The student denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Onchoro when he was charged at the Kisii Law Courts.

SRM Onchoro released him on bond of Sh100, 000 or a cash bail of Sh50, 000 with surety of similar amount or be remanded at Manga Children’s Remand Home in Nyamira County as he was a student.

The student who was represented by advocate Ben Gichana was charged with attempting to kill Edward Mokaya and Elvis Maoto at the school’s staff room by stabbing them using a kitchen knife.

The prosecution led by Hillary Kaino did not oppose the release of the student.

“There is no compelling reason for us to oppose his release on bail,” Kaino told the court.  

The student was dressed in his full school uniform – a green sweater, white shirt and grey trousers and looked calm throughout the brief court appearance.

It is alleged he attacked Mokaya for punishing him for arriving to class late and Maoto for attempting to rescue his colleague who was under attack.

Mokaya who sustained four deep cuts on the head is admitted at Ram Hospital in Kisii while Maoto was treated and discharged.

The case will be mentioned on January 27 for a pre-trial.


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