Wednesday May 6, 2020 – The Government’s Chief Pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor, has revealed what killed Terrance Korir, a middle aged man who died in a fire incident inside his car in Buru Buru Estate last week.
Korir, who was a Bank Africa employee, was found burned beyond recognition inside his car, a few meters from his house.
Dr Johansen Oduor said that the autopsy showed that Mr Korir had plenty of soot in his airways and around the lungs, meaning that he was alive and breathing as he burnt and that he took long in the car before he died.
“He inhaled a lot of soot, an indication that he took a lot of time in the car before he died because we saw discoloration of tissues.”
“This happens when you inhale more carbonmonoxide,” Dr Oduor said.
The pathologist also said that the intestines of the deceased were empty, an indication that he had not eaten for some time.
“The summary is that this is a person who died in the car fire incident.”
“The circumstances and what caused the fire is what we cannot tell,” the pathologist said.
The autopsy was carried out at the Chiromo Mortuary yesterday where the body of the deceased has been lying after the incident.
He concluded by urging police to investigate what caused the fire.
When he died, many Kenyans suspected that his wife, Ruth Wanjiru, may have had a hand in the murder.
The deceased had one child with Wanjiru.
The Kenyan DAILY POST