Kenya: Poison tests hold key into lawyer’s alleged murder probe

August 22, 2018

Steven Kariuki Mburu died at a guest house in Loitokitok but Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claims he was murdered to cover theft of Sh58 million county cash. [Photo: Standard]

The grieving family of lawyer Steven Kariuki Mburu were busy finalising his burial plans on August 2 when a video clip circulating on social media shook them to the core.

The footage showed Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko alleging that Mr Mburu, who had been found dead in a guest house in Oloitokitok on July 27, had been murdered to cover up the theft of Sh58 million by former county officials.

The news was startling because a post-mortem had not revealed any evidence of foul play, leading Mburu’s relatives to accept his death with heavy hearts. In fact, according to family members, the lawyer had a history of high blood pressure and other health issues.

But with speculation rife that Mburu did not die from heart failure, additional toxicology tests were ordered to either offer irrefutable proof or put the claims to bed.

And with a family member now claiming that Mburu’s phone, which went missing, keeps being switched on and off, a lot rests on those lab results.


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