Poison found in Mutula Kilonzo, Govt refuses to send samples to UK
Sources including Kenya Televison Network (KTN ) have revealed that traces of poison were found on Mutula Kilonzo’s liver during the autopsy.
Family sources and a doctor involved in the investigations also said that tests for a sophisticated poison, Polonium 210 are being conducted.
The station also announced in a news bulletin that the government team that was involved in the autopsy has refused to send his body samples to the UK for analysis.
A team of seven pathologists among them a Briton who was hired to perform the autopsy took 52 samples for an independent analysis but the government pathologists have withheld them.(Read: What pathologists said after Mutula Kilonzo postmortem)
“No sample will be taken out of the country as all the samples collected can be analysed locally,” Government pathologist Johansen Oduor.
Dr Oduor had been accused of deliberately omitting critical medical notes during the Saitoti investigations after the former Internal Security Minister and his deputy Orwa Ojode along with two pilots died in a helicopter crash around the Ngong forest on June 10, 2012.
The medical notes that Dr Oduol ordered his juniors to withhold would have clearly revealed traces of poisoning on the bodies of the deceased. Dr Oduol’s juniors revealed that the bodies contained a pink discoloration which is normally associated with the presence of a poisonous gas.
Polonium 210 is a deadly radiation poison and it is the same poison that was used used to kill Alexander Litvinenk, a KGB agent-turned-Kremlin critic in London in 2006.
Traces of the poison was also on the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s clothes he is said to have worn before his death.
Reports received after Mutula Kilonzo’s death stated that the Senator had vomited on his sink earlier on in the fateful night. The police had also indicated that investigations were looking into the poison theory and the investigations were centered on food samples around the Senator’s home. (Read: Mystery sorrounds Mutula Kilonzo movements Friday before death)
Mutula’s family is locked in a dispute over the late senator’s burial site. Mutula’s family yesterday met to resolve the dispute.
Mutula’s current wife wants him to be buried in Maazoni where he was living while other family members want him to be laid to rest in Mbooni where his parent come from.
KTN’s reporting on the Mutula developments start at point 3:00 on the video below