Autopsy report on Irungu Wanjaro rules out murder

Irungu Wanjaro
Irungu Wanjaro alias Wanjaro Junior. [Photo: Courtesy]

A postmortem report on the body of Kikuyu benga artiste Edward Irungu Wanjaro alias Wanaro junior has ruled out murder.

According to a postmortem conducted at Embu Level Five hospital mortuary on Thursday, the late singer died due to drowning.

Dr Phillys Muhonja, a Forensic Physician at the hospital said the singer’s trachea was obstructed thereby blocking his airways and eventually led to his death.

She added that upon observation, the body appeared to have recently been removed from water. The report shows he died three days before his body was retrieved at the Masinga Dam.

The pathologist said his body had no injury contrary to what his father Wairatu Njaro had told Nation early Thursday.

Wairatu said that Irungu had a head and lip injury when his body was discovered.

He explained that as soon as reports of his son’s message to commit suicide hit the headlines, unknown people called offering him money for his silence.

Wairatu said that he got a call from an anonymous number and was offered money in exchange for his silence.

According to reports, the singer left his Kasarani home on July 14 and sent a text message to his family telling them to look for him at Sagana River.

He decried being stressed out over a Ksh700,000 debt.

“When I go missing, don’t waste a lot of time looking for me. My body will be in Sagana River,” his message read.

However, his father says his son was not in any debt and was of sound mind. On the day he went missing, Wairatu says his late son called him at 4:30 pm sounding scared.

“He told me a certain businessman was stressing him over a deal they had signed in Nairobi. He said the trader was demanding money from him over the botched deal,” Wairatu stated.