A postmortem on the body of slain 24-year old Lucy Njambi, ex-wife to former Riruta MCA in Nairobi County, Samuel Ndungu has revealed she was forced to swallow acid before her death.
According to Dr. Bernard Midia, a forensic pathologist at Kenyatta National Hospital who conducted the autopsy, chemicals making up the acid were found on her body.
The pathologist said the specimen has been sent to government chemist for toxicological analysis which will reveal if the chemical caused damage to her internal organs such as thee liver and lungs.
The degree of burns by the acid according to the medic is 60 per cent. They were the main cause of her death.
Dr. Midia said he has a different specimen under screening seeking to establish if the deceased was raped before her death as reports have indicated.
The report from the pathologist also revealed that Njambi was strangled as her neck and hands had visible marks, a sign that there was a struggle.
Police investigating the murder have arrested her husband, who has already been charged in court.
According to Njambi’s neighbours at Thindigua in Kiambu where she had rented a house, Ndung’u picked her up and he was in the company of three other men.
Njambi had been living with her four-year old son after she broke up with her husband and she moved out of their Lavington home.
After this, she was found lying unconscious near a coffee plantation at Kamiti Corner in Ruiru, naked and
She was quickly rushed to Kiambu Level Four Hospital by a good Samaritan. Here, police officers recorded her statement which she said that her husband together with three men assaulted her, raped her before dousing her body with an unknown chemical.
She was referred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment where she passed on.
Ndungu is currently in custody as police continue with their investigations.
Njambi’s death has caused outrage on social media with Kenyans calling for justice to prevail.