A government report released on Wednesday has revealed that Former Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo died from massive bleeding as a result of high blood pressure.
The report on the late Senator was tabled during a hearing in the investigation into his death at the Machakos Law Courts by Dr. S W Mwangi.
“Kilonzo died of massive hemorrhage into the chest and cranial cavity due to significantly elevated blood pressure due to several factors including but not limited to excessive ingestion of pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) in combination with caffeine,” said the report.
While presenting his testimony, Dr. Mwangi said it was reported that the former Legal and Constitutional affairs Minister failed to wake up from his sleep. Mwangi further reported that Mutula’s son, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr, and a farm worker, Mulei Mulwa, said that the former MP has not complained of any illness on April 16, 2013.
Dr Mwangi told the trial magistrate that he found the body in the bedroom and examined it four hours after he was reported dead.
Dr Mwangi said there was foaming from the mouth and blood was flowing from both the nose and mouth, adding that he noticed the senator had also vomited.
“Dr Mwangi is not a pathologist but a general practitioner, although he was in the team of pathologists who conducted the autopsy of the late senior lawyer,” a family member who spoke to the Nation said.
A family member said that the government has never served them with a copy of the post-mortem report. “It was generally felt that the massive bleeding could not be explained...The report should have been given to the family first before being produced in court,” said the family member.