Rights ac­tivists shut out of post­mortems

Muhuri says pathol­o­gist com­pro­mised

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics - ELKANA JA­COB @elka­na_­ja­cob

The bod­ies of twins Maimuna and Ramla Ab­dul­rah­man Hus­sein were re­leased from the Coast Gen­eral Hospi­tal on Satur­day evening af­ter post­mortems and buried in the Many­imbo ceme­tery.

The two were killed along­side Tas­nim Yakub on Septem­ber 11 dur­ing a botched ter­ror at­tack at the Cen­tral po­lice sta­tion, Mom­basa. Yakub’s body is yet to un­dergo a post­mortem as no one has claimed it.

But Muhuri chair­man Khalif Khelef claimed the pathol­o­gist was com­pro­mised since he did not in­vite any hu­man rights ac­tivists, IPOA or the Kenya Na­tional Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights of­fi­cials to the post­mortems.

IPOA board chair­man Macharia Njeru said he will meet his team to­mor­row on the way for­ward. Po­lice spokesper­son Charles Owino told the Star they are yet to re­ceive find­ings from the anti-ter­ror­ism po­lice unit in Mom­basa.

De­tec­tives from the bal­lis­tics depart­ment will re­lease a re­port on the source of the bul­let found in one of the bod­ies.

“It was handed over for in­ves­ti­ga­tions. One [of the women was] to­tally burnt and the other had at least four bul­let wounds,” gov­ern­ment pathol­o­gist Jo­hansen Oduor said.

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