Postmortem reveals what exactly killed Governor Gakuru

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Late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru. PHOTO: TWITTER

A few days ago, Kenyans woke up to the sad news that one of the country’s counties bosses – Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru – had passed on.

Zipo.co.ke can now reveal that that the newly-elected Governor who had been in office for barely three months, died of excessive bleeding.

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Wreckage of the Mercedes Benz shows the extent of the crash. /TWITTER

An autopsy examination conducted on his body on Wednesday, November 8, just a day after the tragic crash, has confirmed so.

The postmortem was carried out by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor in the presence of family members at the Lee Funeral Home where the body was transported soon after the deceased breathed his last.

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Gakuru died after a horror crash on Tuesday at Kabati along the Thika-Kenol highway in Murang’a county as he rushed to the capital for a morning show.

Photos of the accident scene were shared immensely on social media which showed the Mercedes Benz Mr Gakuru was travelling in had crashed through a guard rail and drove through it for several meters as the metal split through the co-drivers seat all the way to the passenger’s seat and through the boot.

The first rescuers at the scene of accident had a hard time to rescue the stuck Governor and other injured occupants as they lacked proper equipment and expertise for the exercise.

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Hours later though, the Governor was rescued and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He became the second Nyeri county boss and indeed the country, to die in office.

As his family comes to terms with the tragic incident, a detailed postmortem report would be issued to them on Thursday, November 11 even as police continue with investigations.

Zipo.co.ke has established that Police are probing a mysterious man nicknamed ‘super witnesser’ who said he was driving behind the Governor when the accident happened.

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Dennis Ngengi Muigai said he had been trailing the late Governor’s vehicle from Nyeri until the accident happened.

Last month, the same guy was interviewed on TV in Nakuru after a helicopter crashed killing all its five occupants. He said on the shores of Lake Nakuru where the chopper took a plunge, that he was a ‘State pilot’ but changed the narrative during the interview at the Governor’s accident scene saying he was a local trader who imports goods.

He has also denied being interviewed in Nakuru.