- “We calculated and found he had 25 stab wounds. This caused both external and internal bleeding.”
- He said there were no defence injuries meaning the man lay as he was being stabbed.
The Nairobi Hospital finance director Erick Maigo had 25 stab wounds that caused his death, an autopsy shows.
The postmortem which was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home on Saturday revealed some vital organs were raptured by the stabs in the attack.
“We calculated and found he had 25 stab wounds. This caused both external and internal bleeding,” said chief government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor.
He said there were no defence injuries meaning the man lay as he was being stabbed.
The attacker did not steal anything from the deceased house, police said.
Maigo, 36 was Friday morning found murdered in his house at Woodley estate, Nairobi. Maigo’s body was found with the 25 stabs minutes after he had been killed at about 6 am, police said.
His assailant, a female who had probably spent the night at the house escaped minutes before police arrived.
No arrest has been made so far. Police had counted 16 stab wounds at the scene but an autopsy confirmed them to be 25.
“This was either driven by rage or something else. We are yet to know,” said an officer aware of the probe.
His family attended the postmortem exercise. Neighbors at the Woodley Annex apartment said they heard Maigo groaning in pain. They decided to go to his door and knocked it only to be confronted by a woman who informed them all was well and she was looking for the keys to open.
The woman peeped through the window claiming she could not locate the key. The neighbors could hear Maigo still groaning in pain and seeking help.
The lady who was in the house refused to open prompting the neighbors to alert the security at the compound. They asked the security not to allow anyone from the house to leave.
According to the police, they rushed to the Kibra police station where they made a report of suspicious activities at the house.
By the time police arrived at the scene, they found the woman suspected to have acted alone missing.
The rear door was open and Maigo’s body was lying in a pool of blood on the floor. The murder comes ahead of a planned annual general meeting of the troubled hospital.
Police said they are investigating the murder and are pursuing a suspect who is yet to be identified. Police said they are yet to establish the motive of the murder.