REQUIEM

[PHOTOS] Requiem held for Nakuru doctor, Gakara, two children

The three will be buried at their family home in Mbaruk, Gilgil subcounty, on Tuesday.

In Summary

•A postmortem on Friday was unable to establish the cause of death of  the doctor.

He is believed to have injected himself with poison after injecting his two children.

Family and friends of the late doctor James Gakara and his two children gathered on Monday for a requiem held in their honour at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru. https://bit.ly/3AZTZKd

Requiem mass for James Gakara,Dylan an Karuana at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
Requiem mass for James Gakara,Dylan an Karuana at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
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Family and friends of the late doctor James Gakara and his two children gathered on Monday for a requiem held in their honour at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.

The three will be buried at their family home in Mbaruk, Gilgil subcounty, on Tuesday according to family spokesman Burton Njoroge.

During the service, the mother of the late children reminisced about the good times with her kids.

She spoke of their births and the joy she and the father felt when the kids were growing up.

A postmortem on Friday was unable to establish the cause of death of  the doctor believed to have injected himself with poison after injecting his two children.

Wife and mother of the late doctor and his children among those in attendance at the requiem mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
Wife and mother of the late doctor and his children among those in attendance at the requiem mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
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More toxicology tests will be required on the tissue samples from Dr James Gakara and his two children.

Gakara is suspected to have fatally injected his children, aged three and five, with assorted drugs, possibly including insulin, on Saturday last week at their home.

The children were found dead lying in their beds. Their father  was found unconscious in his bedroom.

He was admitted to ICU, but succumbed on Wednesday last week.

A photo display of late James Gakara, Dylan and Karuana during the requiem mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
A photo display of late James Gakara, Dylan and Karuana during the requiem mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
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Vials of assorted drugs were recovered from the children's bedside table and from the doctor's.

A neighbour heard unusual noise and raised the alarm. The children were found dead and the unconscious doctor was taken to Rift Valley General Hospital where he died.

Family members during requiem mass for James Gakara, Dylan and Karuana at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
Family members during requiem mass for James Gakara, Dylan and Karuana at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
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Family members during requiem mass for James Gakara, Dylan and Karuana at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
Family members during requiem mass for James Gakara, Dylan and Karuana at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Nakuru.
Image: Ben Ndonga