• DCI were directed to ensure DNA samples for Dan Achina, a male friend to Amina, were collected to establish the paternity of the children.
The remains of a Kasabet businessman, Fahiye Ahmedin Mohammed Jamah buried three years ago have been exhumed for forensic analysis.
Fahiye died on the night of September 12, 2020, moments after he allegedly received a distress phone call from his wife.
His body was found dangling in a room inside one of the Sh50 million apartments he was constructing at Surungai estate within Kapsabet municipality.
The deceased, then 30, was hurriedly interred under Islamic burial rites at the Kapsabet Muslims Cemetery without postmortem being done.
The deceased's mother, Zainab Farah Ahmed, who at the time of her son’s death was outside the country, on her return launched private investigation into Fahiye’s death, arriving into a personal conclusion that there was foul play.
Zainab, a mother of five, sought a petition from the High Court to have fresh investigations into Fahiye’s death starting with the exhumation of the remains.
She also sought extraction of specimens from the deceased's remains to establish the paternity of three minors said to have been at the centre of dispute that triggered the mysterious death of the businessman.
DCI forensic investigators, government chemist analysts led by a government Pathologist Dr Dixon Mchana accompanied by tens of police officers, pitched tent at the Muslim Cemetery and exhumed the body which was positively identified and an autopsy carried out.
The exhumation order obtained by Zainab from chief magistrates court also directed that samples for DNA of Amina Yusuf Osman, the deceased's widow be extracted.
Also, DCI were directed to ensure DNA samples for Dan Achina, a male friend to Amina, were collected to establish the paternity of the children, to be used in the distribution of the wealth left behind by the Fahiye.
It took grave diggers three hours to access the deceased remains and another three hours for autopsy and collection of body samples.
Mchana, the government pathologist, said the deceased died of a strangle.
“We were able to successfully collect all the required samples and specimens’ including blood, the body was still fresh despite the three years in the soil,” Dr Mchana said.
"We are going to prepare a full report and hand it over to the authorities for action including toxicology.”
Zainab said her son's death was as a result of a paternity dispute of the three minors with Amina.
“No agency bothered to conduct any investigations into the death of my last-born son, even his phones and clothes were set on fire the day he was buried to conceal evidence,” Zainab, 70, said.
She claimed even the deceased's car was sold and a new one bought by the widow.
Police kept away residents who wanted to have glimpse of the body that was covered and and taken into a special autopsy tent.