Autopsy reveals what killed popular Kikuyu musician Wanjaro Junior

By Brian Malila On Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 19:36 | 2 mins read
Mortuary attendants at Embu Level 5 Hospital receiving the body of musician Edward Najaro popularly known as Wanjaro last week.Photo/K24 Digital.

A recently conducted autopsy has revealed what killed the late Kikuyu musician Edward Irungu Njaro popularly known by funs as Wanjaro.

According to a postmortem conducted at Embu level 5 hospital mortuary on Thursday, July 22, Wanjaro’s death was caused by drowning.

Speaking to K24 Digital, Dr.Philis Muhonja, a Forensic Physician at Embu level 5 Hospital said that after examining Wanjaro’s trachea the result indicated that the deceased died due to drowning occasioned by the obstruction of his airway.

Dr.Muhonja said that upon observation, the body appeared to have recently been removed from the water notably.

She said the deceased legs were submerged in water adding that the postmortem indicated he died three days before the body was preserved

Muhonja further said that the body had no physical injuries although his clothes were identified by his relatives.

She noted that some of his body parts had started decomposing by the time of recovery.

Wanjaro’s body has been moved to Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary.

Last week, Wanjaro’s family told K24 Digital that the musician committed suicide by jumping into river Sagana over a failure to settle a debt of Ksh 700,000.

According to the family, Wanjaro left behind a suicide note indicating that he was going to take his life in River Sagana.

”When I go missing don’t waste a lot of time looking for me. My body will be in Sagana River, ‘the suicide note read.

His car was found abandoned on River Sagana Bridge after his body was retrieved by a search party in Masinga dam.

The musician was the only surviving child of Wanjaro family and brother to the late Kikuyu Benga musician George Wanjara who died in 2007. One of the most popular songs Wanjaro would be remembered with is Wendo ni Mugeria.

He left behind two children and a wife, Molline Atieno who claimed that the extended family isolated and disinherited her after her husband’s death.

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