Keroche heiress, Anerlisa Muigai, has paid tribute to her late sister Tecra who died on May 2, 2020.
The family learned of her death three years ago, today. She had been admitted to Nairobi Hospital after being airlifted from Lamu where she had fallen down the stairs at a posh apartment in Lamu, Jaha House in Shela.
During an inquest into the death of the Keroche heiress, a doctor told the court that the injuries were from a high-impact force.
Based on the doctor's testimony, one can piece together Tecra's last moments.
Doctor Barack Mubarak testified before Milimani principal magistrate Zainab Abdul that from his assessment, the injuries could not have been sustained from a fall from a staircase.
“There was a cut on her head, which is not a normal fall. Such an injury is likely caused by an object with an external force,” he said.
The doctor said the impact was very heavy.
“From initial assessment, it did not appear like it was a normal fall on the stairs. If it was, there would be bruises, but there were no observations of bruises,” Mubaraka said.
He said it is impossible to damage internally located bones, which are very hard, in the impact of a mere fall.
The doctor, who attended Tecra at King Fahad Hospital in Lamu, said her left temporal bone fractured, extending all the way to the back.
Lawyer James Orengo, who is representing Tecra’s family, asked whether a temporal bone is hard. The medic said it is the hardest bone in the human body.
“The temporal bone is found at the base of the skull. It helps with hearing and the balancing of the body. The brain is in between the two temporal bones,” he said.
Mubarak said that from a report prepared by the hospital radiologist, a fracture of the temporal bone affected Tecra's left earlobe.
The temporal bone is largely responsible for creating and preserving both conscious and long-term memory.
He also said Tecra was conscious but not able to communicate before she left Lamu Hospital for Nairobi for further treatment.
“The patient was not in a position to give her history. She was alert but not able to communicate,” he said.
Even though the patient had been brought in unconscious after treatment, she could go to the toilet and back without assistance.
Mubarak said he received a CT scan report at 5 pm on April 23 and realised that he was dealing with a serious case.
Today, Anerlisa shared a family shrine for the remembrance of her sister.
Speaking to Mpasho, a while back, Anerlisa termed her sister's death as the toughest thing she has ever gone through.
She said, "Every memory with her sister, Tecra," accounts for all the fond memories she shared with her late sister.
The two were really close before the untimely death. In a previous post in the past, Anerlisa reminisced about her sister's reading habits, writing, "Can you imagine my sister read all these books? She was so Smart. Nobody was as smart as her in the Family. To Genius.”
The CEO of Nero company intimated to Mpasho that if she could set her eyes on her sister Tecra Muigai, she would tell her, "I love and miss her very much."
Anerlisa shared the photos that she last took of her sister before her death.
"I'm showing the last picture she ever took," Anerlisa said, "The last picture I took of her."
She marked the anniversary by posting the date followed by a heartbreak emoji.
Check out her tribute below.