Family in Kiambu disputes ‘suicide’ theory after man found hanging - 8 months ago, 12 July 11:58

Hassan Mugambi

A family in Kiambu county is suing the Kenyatta University funeral home, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the widow of a businessman who died under mysterious circumstances.

Peter Macharia’s family has discounted claims that he committed suicide.

They are now fighting for access to body parts of the deceased businessman which apparently went missing after a postmortem was conducted at the funeral home.

On June 19,  the body of the business man was discovered in his Getamaiyu home, hanging from a rope secured to a staircase grill at the hallway of his house.

Next to him lay a bottle with a chemical substance suspected to be poison.

However, according to investigators, the rope around his neck passed under the collar of his shirt, like a tie would, which struck them as odd.

” I found my uncle with his feet touching the ground and hands intertwined inside his shirt,” one of the family members ...
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