Autopsy reveals how ex-treasury employee Tom Osinde was murdered

The prime suspects in the death are the late's two workers

• The decomposed body of the ex-Treasury official went missing June 18.

Tom Fred Osinde
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The cause of death for the murdered ex-treasury official, Tom Osinde has been finally revealed.

Chief government Pathologist Johansen Odour who conducted the autopsy ascribed the death to injuries to the head inflicted by a heavy object.

The postmortem which was done at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary attributed the injuries to several blows to the head. 

Martin Nyaguto, the head of Homicide at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who spoke to, said that the blows were most likely caused by a blunt object.

"The body had injuries which suggested that Osinde experienced cruel death due to beatings, especially around the head," Nyaguto said. 

The decomposed body of the ex-Treasury official went missing June 18 while traveling from his Nakuru home to Borabu, Kisii, and was found in river Kuja in Migori, police say.

Police said the body was found in the river on June 22 and had been lying in the mortuary without officials knowing it was him. The body was picked up by Kamagambo police officers on June 22.

Police have also recovered polythene papers the suspects used in choking Osinde.

He was finally identified by the family and the two suspects who had been arrested on June 27. They also recovered some of his personal items from a farm where his vandalised car was found abandoned on June 22.

Police are holding two workers of Osinde who are said to have led to the identification of the body.

Rongai head of DCI Donnata Atieno said that the suspects in custody were workers to Osinde at his Ngata home in Nakuru.

One of the workers in custody is a driver to Osinde and was seen driving Osinde’s car in his village in Nyamira and to the place it was found dumped and vandalized on the roadside in Kiligoris.

He was said to have driven the four-wheel motor vehicle to a car wash in Osinde’s village a day after he was reported missing.

They are being investigated over murder and abduction.

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