An autopsy done Thursday, September 1 at the Mwingi Level Four Hospital has revealed that Fredrick Ngandi – who was killed, last week, at the facility – was fatally shot 11 times at close range.
The five-hour exercise was conducted at the hospital’s mortuary by a team of medics led by Chief Government Pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor, in presence of Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers probing the case.
Family members of the deceased were also present during the exercise.
Addressing journalists at the hospital after concluding the postmortem, Dr Oduor said a total of eleven bullets were found in the body of the victim.
He said, according to the nature of the wounds inflicted on the late Ngandi’s body, he was shot at close range with a pistol.
Dr Oduor said bullets recovered from the body will be used to help detectives in probing the dreadful incident.
The incident has caused tension at the hospital prompting the institution’s management to beef up security in the facility.
Medical Superintendent, Henry Mutune, said they had sought security from the area administration police.
He added that the County Government of Kitui is in the process of installing Ksh 10 milion CCTV equipment in a bid to improve security surveillance in Kitui and Mwingi hospitals.