Autopsy reveals TV cameraman was killed

Late journalist Johnson Nyakundi was strangled, an autopsy has revealed.

A postmortem examination carried on Nyakundi’s body at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital is set to raise more questions as to who took the journalist’s life and what the motive was.

“As a result of my examination, I formed an opinion that the cause of death was Asphyxia from manual strangulation,” Dr Benjamin Ndembile said in his report.

Nyakundi’s body was found in his rented house in Jogoo estate on the outskirts of Kisii Town.

He had worked as a cameraman for a number of TV stations like Mwanyagetinge, Voice of Victory and New Star TV which closed doors some years back.

It is suspected that the journalist was killed elsewhere before his body was dumped in the house.

His brother, Douglas Moseti said the family was yet to come to terms with the killing.

“We are asking ourselves several questions. We ask the government to help us get justice for our brother,” Moseti said.

The journalist lived alone.

His colleagues have called for speedy and conclusive investigations to unravel the death.

The Kisii Scribes said in a statement that the death had left them baffled.

“We do not want to speculate or point fingers… We don’t know if the killing is work related and we ask detectives to do their job diligently,” the statement which was signed by Joshua Araka who is their chairman said.

Araka exuded confidence that police were up to the task and will get suspects to be judged and punished in connection to the murder.

Nyakundi is not the only journalist who has died mysteriously in recent days.

Nearly a decade ago, Nyamira based journalist Francis Nyaruri who worked for Citizen Weekly was baited to death.

His kidnappers beheaded him in Kodera Forest, Homabay County.

His killers are still roaming free.

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