The lawyer who was found dead in her house in Syokumau, Machakos County on Friday, January 8, was suffocated to death.
A post mortem conducted by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor on Tuesday, January 12, revealed that Elizabeth Koki also suffered some injuries on the mouth, consistent with a gag.
Detectives believe Koki died of suffocation from a gag.
“The victim was suffocated to death,” Oduor said after conducting the autopsy.
Preliminary investigation shows the main suspect, Eloges Paul Christian Kadima, the deceased boyfriend, had a bitter exchange with her over some photos of a woman on Kadima’s phone.
It also established that Koki on the day she met her death had summoned the Congolese national to question him about the photos.
A detective privy to the investigation told People Daily that officers had also established that the two had frequent differences.
“The main suspect has been grilled and from the look of things, the two seem to have had an on-and-off relationship. They also have a history of fighting,” the detective who spoke in confidence told the publication.
In a conversation between Kadima and his mother before being his arrest, the suspect allegedly confessed to having had differences with the deceased moments before her death.
Kadima allegedly arrived home early to explain details about the photos but a bitter argument ensued between them.
Though Kadima told the police that Koki fell from the bed and hit her head on the floor, both investigations and the postmortem have established that she was suffocated to death.
Kadima told the police that upon realizing that Koki was unconscious, he left the house and drove in her car to the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD), where he met a friend and narrated to him what transpired.
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The friend thereafter drove the car to Riruta while Kadima booked a lodge within the CBD, he told the police.
It is from the yet to be named lodging that he was arrested the next day.
According to a close family member of Kadima, Koki and Kadima planned to wed this March.
“We have been preparing for the wedding only to be informed that Koki was no more,” the family member told a local publication.