Friday, June 3, 2011

Doctors puzzled by new facts in Wanjiru’s death

There were more questions than answers on Wednesday after the first post-mortem examination on marathon star Samuel Wanjiru.

Chief Government Pathologist Dr Moses Njue appeared to question claims that Wanjiru plunged to death from the balcony at his home.

He, however, declined to address journalists at the police station, with lawyers for the athlete and his mother later issuing contradicting statements.

Later at Wanjiru’s home, Dr Njue argued that the injuries to Wanjiru’s palms and knees indicated that the athlete landed on his fours and was conscious that he was jumping.

This could therefore not explain the fatal injury to the back of his head, which preliminary investigations indicated was inflicted by a “blunt force”.