Shakahola phase four autopsies: Soon DNA results will be released, govt pathologist says
Autopsies have been conducted on 10 bodies exhumed from Chakama ranch linked to the Shakahola starvation cult on Wednesday July 26.
Based on the autopsy report nine of the bodies belonged to children while one body belonged to an adult, government pathologist Johansen Oduor updated.
“Four of them died because of starvation but for six of them we were unable to establish cause of death being that they were decomposed to a level that we were unable to get anything meaningful in terms of cause of death,” he noted.
From the 10 bodies, four were male, three were female, while the genders of three other bodies are not known due to the high level of decomposition.
Oduor stated that the autopsy process is still ongoing and the DNA results will soon be released.
“I am not privy to what is going on in the lab because DNA is being done in the lab. The process is ongoing and soon DNA results will be released and those that will be matched, so that now we can begin that phase of releasing the bodies to the relatives. That is all I could gather since I am not privy,” he said.
The autopsy process will resume on Thursday, July 27.
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