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CS autopsy results set for further analysis

Mike Ratemo and Kinyuru Munuhe @PeopleDailyKe

Kenyans will have to wait a little bit longer to know exactly what triggered the heart attack that killed Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery. This is after a team of pathologists that conducted the autopsy on the body on Monday decided to have the samples tested and analysed separately.

The samples were divided into three — one to be sent to the Government Chemist, the other be retained as reference and a third one to be sent out of the country for analysis. “After the tests, we will know the way forward.

We will know what triggered the myocardial infarction that was found to have killed him,” said a close family friend aware of the probe. Pathologists established that the late CS suffered myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, which occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle.

Earlier, Health Cabinet secretary Cleopa Mailu and chairman of burial committee warned Kenyans against posting unsubstantiated comments regarding his colleague’s death.

Mailu said the statements are inflammatory and offensive to the family. “We respect everyone right to express themselves in this regard, we ask Kenyans to do so in a respectful and responsible manner,” he said

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