- Dr Safia, a medical officer who conducted the post-mortem noted that Maluni’s body had a “severe traumatic head injury with massive subdural hematoma.”
- Deep sharp cut wounds were also present on the left forearm with more defensive cut wounds.
A 14-year-old KCPE candidate at a school in Mwamlai, Jomvu subcounty in Mombasa, was probably hit with a heavy blunt object that also hard sharp protruding, a post-mortem has revealed.
Kennedy Maluni, a Vision of Hope Education Centre learner, was found in a ditch some 500 metres away from the school, on the very path he uses when walking to the Alternative Provider of Basic Education and Training institution on the morning of August 24.
His mother Margaret Mbithe had sent him to the shop the previous night at around 8.30 pm but he never returned prompting a fruitless search that lasted until 2 am.
On Monday, Dr Safia, a medical officer who conducted the post-mortem at the Coast General Teaching and Referral mortuary, noted that Maluni’s body had a “severe traumatic head injury with massive subdural hematoma.”
According to Safia’s report, Maluni’s body also had “multiple high-force blunt and sharp trauma on the head.”
These are the cause of Maluni’s death.
“The body had massive facial blood stains with multiple facial bruises. There was massive blood stain in the anterior chest and upper limbs,” the report reads in part.
The body also had multiple blunt cut wounds at the back of the head and parietal region, according to the report.
Deep sharp cut wounds were also present on the left forearm with more defensive cut wounds.
“The doctor told us my son died because blood went into the brain causing it to swell. It seems he was trying to protect himself from the murder’s beating,” a teary Mbithe told the Star.
Maluni’s elder brother Mutunga Kasamu said they are now trying to look for contributions from family, relatives and friends to remove pay for the mortuary and post-mortem bills which have reached Sh22,000 by Monday.
“We are looking for ways we will transport the body to Makueni for burial. We still have not settled on the date,” Kasamu, a fourth-year Computer Science student at Kabarak University said.
He said his mother fries fish to sell for a living.
“Whatever little she gets if she is lucky is what we eat,” Kasamu, who is currently at home because he deferred his second semester due to lack of fees, said.
Elizabeth Musembi, a Nyumba Kumi ambassador in neighbouring Chamunyu village, said there was a piece of wood that had nails protruding from it just metres away from where Maluni’s body was found.
“That is the wood that must have been used to hit Maluni in the head after what the doctor told us at the morgue following the post-mortem,” Musembi said.
Kasamu said they plan to remove the body on Thursday and then transport it to Matsimbani village in Mathongaleni ward, Kibwezi East constituency in Makueni county for burial on Friday.