An autopsy report by the government pathologist has revealed a university of Nairobi lecturer’s son died of stomach ulcers and obesity-related complications.
The lecturer was on Wednesday arrested after the decomposing body of her 13-year-old son was found wrapped in a blanket in their house in Nairobi’s South B estate.
Government Pathologist, Peter Ndegwa, said that the 13-year-old boy, Emmanuel Inyama, whose decomposing body was found in their house, was stressed, and weighed almost 100kgs.
The autopsy was done on Thursday, October 25, with the findings contradicting earlier reports by the lecturer, Annah Khahugani’, that the boy had slipped and injured himself, Standard reported.
“He was unkempt. His hair was unshaven. He was not in a very good state and he was very obese. His ulcers could have been stress induced,” Ndegwa said.
According to the government pathologist, there were no physical injuries on the boy’s body which was discovered the caretaker of the apartment where Khahugani lived in Nairobi’s South B estate.
He had gone to collect rent from her and when she did not answer the door, he peeked through the window.
“I saw a body covered in a blanket on the chair. There was a stench and houseflies were hovering over the body. I alerted the police immediately,” Mwangi said.
According to Mwangi, Annah and her son had lived in the house for about five years. He said she was an extremely religious person and from time to time, she would notify him in case she had prayer meetings at her house.
She told police the son fell and died in the house. She said she did not take him to the hospital because she does not believe in hospitals.
She was detained at Industrial Area Police Station ahead of a planned visit to a psychiatric for assessment of her mental status.Annah was found hiding in a cupboard after officers broke into the house.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com