An autopsy carried out on the bodies of four family members killed in Kiambu has revealed they suffered painful deaths.
Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor who conducted the postmortem at Kenyatta Memorial Funeral Home on Monday said chances are very high that the four were murdered by one attacker.
“If they were more than one, the weapon used was similar but I think it was one person from what I have seen,” said Oduor, adding that all the injuries were similar.
The examination further revealed that the knife used in the macabre killings had similar dimensions.
"They were mainly stab wounds on the chest. Some of them had slash wounds on the neck. The injuries looked pretty similar and measured almost the same. The measurements of the stab wounds varied between three to four centimeters,” Oduor told journalists.
Nicholas Njoroge Warunge, a US-based nurse, and his son Christian Njenga suffered the most injuries.
“It is like the person who killed the two was doing it with a lot of anger,” Oduor divulged.
Njoroge’s wife Ann Wanjiku appears to be the only one who tried to stop the attacker as he has broken arms.
“The other victims seemed to have been caught off guard,” Dr. Oduor said.
He added: “All of them died because of multiple injuries which are caused by blunt and penetrating trauma and also significant loss of blood.”
The three were killed alongside Maxwell Njenga, a nephew to Mr. Njoroge, and the family’s casual laborer James Kinyanjui.
Njoroge’s eldest son Lawrence Simon Warunge, a student at Mt. Kenya University, is the prime suspect in the murder.
On Monday, a Kiambu Court allowed police to detain Lawrence and his girlfriend Sarah Muthoni for 14 days pending the conclusion of investigations.
During interrogation, Warunge reportedly confessed to killing the five having researched on the internet the best way to eliminate them, adding that he was inspired by Villanelle, a psychopathic killer in the British show “Killing Eve”.
He also told detectives that he initially wanted to kill everyone in the family including his two sisters but the plan failed after they returned to school on January 5th.