Postmortem results reveal how former Minister’s son was brutally killed
According to the preliminary findings, Augustine Salaton was tortured and hit with a blunt object at the back of his head before he was run over by a vehicle.
The results seem to confirm fears by the family that Salaton was murdered by unknown assailants.
A three-hour autopsy was carried on the 29-year-old on Thursday at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary.
Family spokesperson Andrew Sunkuli said: "The postmortem results are an indication that my nephew Salaton was killed by people we do not know and for unknown reasons.”
Andrew, who is the former minister's brother, noted that the assailants run over Salanton to cover up the murder. He added that the full results will be given to the family later.
Salaton’s body was found dumped at a parking lot in Kilgoris, Narok County.
However, police officers who found the body on May 8 and took it to the mortuary stated that Salaton died in a road accident.
“There were skid marks of a lorry at the scene. This indicates that the victim may have been knocked by the vehicle," Trans Mara West police boss David Wambua was quoted by the Nation.
Sunkuli and his brother Charles Sunkuli, who is the Environment Principal secretary, demanded the police to launch a probe into the matter.
They divulged that the body of 29-year-old was badly mutilated and suspect he could have been murdered.
"Besides the injuries, my son’s body appeared to have been burnt with acid. He seems to have struggled a lot in his death, which is evident in the injuries on his head and fingers," Sunkuli said.
The family disclosed that Salanton, who worked as a Chinese interpreter, left their Poroko home on May 7 for Nairobi and nobody heard from him since then.
"Every morning, he used to visit his grandmother who lives nearby. But the grandmother got concerned when he failed to show up on May 8," he said.
After 11 days the family found their son’s body at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.
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