The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Gov't pathologist shares how Rita Waeni's killer tried removing his DNA from her body

Oduor remarked on the precision of the act, suggesting that the killer appeared to be well-versed in their actions.

Chief Government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor

In a chilling revelation, Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor has disclosed disturbing details surrounding the brutal murder of 20-year-old university student Rita Waeni.

The young woman's mutilated remains were discovered at an apartment in Roysambu last Sunday, prompting widespread shock and horror.

Speaking to journalists in Nairobi after conducting a post-mortem on Rita's body, Oduor expressed profound surprise, stating, "This is the first time I have come across such an incident. I have never come across such in my forensic life."

Detailing the gruesome scene, Oduor remarked on the precision of the act, suggesting that the killer appeared to be well-versed in their actions.

ADVERTISEMENT

"The killer looked like he knew what he was doing because when you look at the skin, it looks like it was cut by a sharp object, but when you look at the bone, it was sawed off with what looked like a hacksaw," he pointed out.

In a disturbing attempt to cover tracks, Waeni's killer went to great lengths to eliminate potential evidence.

"The killer tried to extract her fingernails for reasons which I may not be able to know, and as a scientist, when we see this, we think that the person was trying to hide evidence so that we are unable to get his DNA from his victim," Oduor disclosed

ADVERTISEMENT

Despite the efforts to obscure evidence, Oduor affirmed his commitment to forensic investigation.

"We have taken samples for further analysis so that police can continue with investigations. We might get remnants of the perpetrator's DNA," he stated.

The absence of Rita's head and the deliberate desecration of her body added layers of complexity to the heinous crime.

ADVERTISEMENT

Oduor described how the killer cut the femur clean off so that the legs were apart from the trunk. She also lost a lot of blood but this could have been after death.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

Emotions run high as Kelvin Kiptum wins award posthumously

Emotions run high as Kelvin Kiptum wins award posthumously

Another accident at notorious blackspot in Kisumu claims 4 lives

Another accident at notorious blackspot in Kisumu claims 4 lives

List of father-son duos who have served as presidents in Africa

List of father-son duos who have served as presidents in Africa

Several feared dead after bus collides with fuel tanker

Several feared dead after bus collides with fuel tanker

Gangs paralyse Haiti airport & capital after PM flies to meet Ruto

Gangs paralyse Haiti airport & capital after PM flies to meet Ruto

ADVERTISEMENT