An autopsy report by Chief Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor on the murder of a US-based nurse, Nicholas Njoroge and his family has revealed shocking details.
According to the report released on Monday, the injuries inflicted on Njoroge by his son, Lawrence Warunge were brutal.
Warunge confessed to murdering his father, mother Ann Njoroge, nephew Maxwell Njenga, brother Christian Njenga and farmhand James Kinyanjui.
Dr Oduor said that Njoroge and his son had serious injuries compared to the other victims.
The autopsy report stated that the victims had multiple stab wounds which caused their death.
He stated that the pattern of the stabs suggests that one person may have been the villain.
The five victims also had head injuries from blunt force trauma.
“They were mainly stab wounds on the chest. Some of them had slash wounds on the neck,” he said.
He added that stabs on the neck cut blood vessels which caused death.
Dr Oduor hypothesized that the murder weapon was the same for all the five victims.
However, he said that it is possible the attacker was more than one but used a similar weapon for the attack.
“The injuries looked pretty similar and measured almost the same. The measurements of the stab wounds varied between three to four centimetres,” the pathologist added.
Warunge confessed to the police that he committed the crime of killing his family.
He said that he felt unloved and left out.
The 22-year-old Mount Kenya University student said that an American crime series “Killing Eve” inspired his motive to kills his parents.
Relatives say that Warunge was an introvert but was an ardent smoker of marijuana.
He was arraigned on Monday in court together with his girlfriend Sarah Muthoni over the January 5 murder in Karura village.
They were detained for 14 days as police conclude investigations.
His mother according to the autopsy report had broken arms and a slit throat.
Her arms could have been fractured as she tried to resist the attacker according to the pathologist.