Postmortem reveals slain environmentalist Joanna Stutchburry died of excessive bleeding


Environmentalist and activist Joanna Stutchbury was shot 6 times at close range, 3 times on the head, twice on her right hand and once on her left arm according to an autopsy report released on Monday.

The autopsy was conducted at the Montezuma funeral home by Government pathologist Johanssen Oduor to establish the cause of death .

She was shot 6 times, 3 times on the head. she tried to defend herself, to block the bullet. Other than the holes, we saw tattooing, caused by the gunpowder.” the pathologist said.

Government pathologist Dr. Johanssen Oduor further said that the cause of her death was as a result of head injury and excessive bleeding.

DCI detectives are now putting together in detail, every sample collected for the autopsy.

Family members were distraught after identifying her body.

But with the postmortem ascertaining how she died, the most important question remains why she died and who had enough motive to kill her?

“We have brought in more specialized detectives …it is not possible to divulge further information.” Dennis Wekesa, DCIO Kiambu said.

Environmentalists, human rights activists have demanded a swift investigation into the murder of the prominent environmentalist.

Some of her workers have already recorded statements with the police over alleged threats on her life by individuals who were uncomfortable with her stance on land grabbing in Kiambu forest

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