John Kibowen KU graduate who impersonated IG Boinnet mysteriously dies in prison

The KU student mysteriously collapsed and died

A Kenyatta University graduate charged with impersonating Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and former DCI boss Ndegwa Muhoro mysteriously died at Industrial Area Prison, where he was being remanded.

Emerging reports indicate that John Kibowen collapsed on June 15 at the prison while queuing for a meal. He was then allegedly rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

However, Kibowen’s mother said in a police statement his son was strangled to death by a prison warden.

Jane Anyango, stated that she witnessed a postmortem conducted by government pathologist Johannes Odour and it contradicts records at Chiromo Mortuary which police described the demise of the 24-year-old simply as sudden death.

"I was told that the body had been taken to City Mortuary. I went there and found it. The records there indicated sudden death. We decided to take the body to Chiromo Mortuary and have another pathologist conduct an autopsy.

"At Chiromo Mortuary, government pathologist Johansen Oduor did an autopsy and said that Cheboiwo’s neck had injuries on the left side, part of his brain was swollen, and there were blood clots on the tips of his fingers. It does not add up that a person who collapsed could have signs of strangulation and such injuries," Ms Anyango said.

Speaking with the Nation Dr Oduor divulged that there was some haemorrhage on the neck muscles, a brain oedema and peripheral cyanosis.

The mother of five wants investigation launched into the death of his son. She also wants the prison to reveal what his son was ailing from.

In 2016, the computer science student was accused of opening a Facebook account in the name of Mr Muhoro and defrauded Kenyans over Sh500,000. Kibowen pretended that as the DCI boss he would fast-pace investigations on their cases.

He was also accused of obtaining Sh100,750 from one James Gakobo Muriithi by deceiving him that he would assist him to get details of his father's estate from the Ministry of Lands.

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