The late Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwangâ€™ died of heart attack, post-mortem results released Friday show. Chief Government Pathologist Johannsen Oduor said there was a previous scar on Kajwangâ€™s heart but that did not cause his death.
He said the senator had another infection which led to a cardiac arrest. â€œWe found out that there was a previous scar on one side of Kajwangâ€™s heart but this was not the cause of his death. He died of a myocardial infarction which caused some parts of his heart to die off,â€ said Dr Oduor.
But Siaya Senator James Orengo, who is also the nominated National Burial Committee Chairman and the deceasedâ€™s family lawyer, said the report is not conclusive and further investigations on the cause of the senatorâ€™s death will be done.
â€œThe report released by the pathologists is not conclusive. We will conduct more examinations to find out the exact cause of the death then we will release the information in due course,â€ he said.
Mr Orengo also said Kajwangâ€™ had broken fore ribs, bruises on the right side of his chest, a massive erosion in the stomach and a dislocation of one of the ribs.
â€œAll these injuries need to be dated so that we can find out when they occurred,â€ he said. He also said Kajwangâ€™s body fluids, tissues and blood will shipped to the University of Pretoria, South Africa for further examinations.
â€œWith the permission of the family, we are going to ship the blood, body tissues and fluids to the University of Pretoria so that we can get the exact cause of the senatorâ€™s death,â€ said Orengo. Orengo said Kajwangâ€™ will be buried on November 28.