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January 19, 2019

Police start investigations into the death of Standard journalist Joseph Masha

Kilifi DCIO Jason Mworia. /FILE
Kilifi DCIO Jason Mworia. /FILE

The DCI in Kilifi has launched investigations into the death of Kilifi-based Standard newspaper journalist Joseph Masha.

Yesterday morning, Kilifi DCIO Jason Mworia visited the family in Cashem, Kiwandani, to record statements.

He said the case was treated as a normal death when it was reported on Saturday, but an autopsy has to be done. “We want to investigate his behaviour before his death and see if we can piece it together to get a lead. He is someone with whom we closely worked,” Mworia said.

An autopsy will be conducted on Thursday. Masha collapsed in his home on Saturday morning and was rushed to the Kilifi County Referral Hospital.

His widow Bahati Mwalimu said Masha’s stomach started swelling when he arrived at the hospital.

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