Chemase Secondary School student Kevin Kiptanui who succumbed while undergoing treatment at Nandi Hills Sub County hospital after allegedly being subjected to a corporal punishment is set to be buried at his home in Chemase, Tinderet Sub County, Nandi on Tuesday next week.
This comes after a postmortem was conducted on Thursday at Nandi Hills Sub County hospital funeral home in a bid to ascertain the cause of his death.
According to the Nandi County consultant pathologist Dr. Simon Omuok they will be able to conclude on the cause of Kiptanui’s death after pathology results are obtained from the samples that were sent to Government Chemist in Nairobi.
“With this particular autopsy, all parties have been involved. After this autopsy, the cause of Kiptanui’s death remains pending since there are samples collected that need to be analysed at the government chemist in Nairobi. The samples are standard so once they are processed, we will be able to conclude on the cause of his death,” said the pathologist.
“When we performed the autopsy, all parties were present and all concerns from Kiptanui’s family members were addressed, ” noted Omuok.
On his part, the County Director of Criminal Investigation (CDCI) Douglas Chikanda assured the family that justice will be served to all parties noting that the investigation team is handling Kiptanui’s case with all the seriousness that it deserves.
Chikanda further said that the family was at liberty to bury Kiptanui’s as they wait for the government chemist’s toxicology report, noting that he was present while the pathologist was briefing the family and they were satisfied.
“Justice will be served to everybody and I want to assure you that we are handling this matter with all the seriousness that it deserves. We can release the body for burial unless anyone has any reservations,” said Chikanda,
On behalf of the family, Charles Kirong said they were satisfied with the autopsy and that they will be satisfied with the toxicology report from the government chemist, while at the same time disclosing that they will be burying Kiptanui on Tuesday next week.
“We are satisfied with the autopsy by the County Pathologist. We will be burying Kiptanui on Tuesday even as we wait for the toxicology results from the government chemist,” stated Kirong.
By Ruth Mainye