Peter Ndwiga, the man who was allegedly killed by rogue officer, Corporal Caroline Kangogo died due to a severe head injury occasioned by a single perforating bullet.
A postmortem conducted today at General Kago morgue in Thika, Kiambu County revealed that Ndwiga had a bullet injury caused by a gunshot that entered the left region around the ear and exited on the right side.
According to Doctor John Mathaiya, the consultant pathologist who conducted the postmortem in conjunction with detectives from the directorate of criminal investigations, the gunshot had mutilated parts of Ndwiga’s brain among them cerebrum and the brain stem.
Mathaiya who addressed journalists at the morgue revealed that the gunshot further caused massive bleeding into the brain resulting in the death.
The pathologist revealed that sleuths were also assisted in collecting samples that will help them establish whether the deceased had been poisoned before execution.
“We have also assisted the investigating team to collect more samples owing to the fact that the chronology of events and where the deceased was, was in an entertainment establishment and it's not usual to have somebody killed in this manner,” he said.
The collected specimens, he said, will be forwarded to the government’s chemist for further analysis.
At the morgue, Ndwiga’s family members including his two wives stood shocked and in disbelief that their lover had been killed in such circumstances despite having been a well behaved and a good man.
According to the deceased’s eldest wife Purity Wanderi, Ndwiga was a man of good character and his death caught her by surprise.
“I only realized about his death through his brothers who came calling yesterday. I had not heard about it in the news,” she told People Daily.
The 37-year-old woman who had sired one child with Ndwiga said that although the two separated in 2012 over domestic squabbles, they used to talk and the man continued to support the family.
“My only child with him is a class eight boy who is still not aware of the occurrence. Ndwiga used to call me and they could talk with their son for a long time,” she said.
Wanderi who married Ndwiga on August 19, 2006, said that the deceased was a driver before they ventured into food items wholesale business.
She called on investigating agencies probing the matter to expedite the process to ensure that the killer is brought to book and punished for their criminality.
At the same time, Wanderi expressed fears that the first wife whom she came to meet for the first time yesterday would instigate a property sharing dispute.
“I have no quarrel with the second wife so long as they give my son his right to share his father’s property,” she said.
Her co-wife, only identified as Margret declined an invitation to talk to journalists who had camped at the funeral home for the better part of today.
This happened even as detectives intensified hunt for the rogue cop who was linked to the heinous murder of Ndwiga at an entertainment join at Kimbo in Juja, Kiambu.
According to sleuths, Ndwiga had booked room number 107 at the entertainment joint on Monday, July 5, at around 4:30 pm and had walked into their premises in the company of an unidentified woman who had since been identified as Kangogo, the runaway cop implicated in the killing of her fellow officer corporal John Ogweno.
Until the time of going to press today, Kangogo’s whereabouts had not been established.