The late Kenyan rugby star player Mike Okombe died due to internal bleeding with four stabs, a post mortem report has revealed.
According to the report released by government pathologists Titus Ngulungu, Okombe was stabbed four times in different parts of his body-on the chest, head, back and Cheek.
His father Josephat Shitindo Okombe, who was present at the Valley Hospital mortuary, where his son’s body has been lying, told the Nation that the deep stab on his right chest was the main cause of the death.
“His body was badly injured with four stabs and bruises all over his back and shoulder,” he said.
Mr Shitindo concluded that his son was murdered by assailants who combined efforts to kill him.
The many bruises he had, he said, could be as a result of the struggles Mr Okombe had with the killers before they overpowered him.
In a brief speech at the scene, Mr Shitindo, a retired teacher from the Shikutsa Bostal Institution, recalled the last moments he shared with his son.
He said the rugby star, a former student of Musingu Secondary School in Kakamega, left his home on Friday with two important missions— to clear with Kabarak University before graduation in December and clearing with his former club, Nakuru Top Fry, after signing a new deal with Kabras Sugar.
The elderly man narrated how he was dumb-founded by the news of death of his son, which he learnt through the media.
“I still cannot believe that my son, who had become the sole bread winner of the family, has been murdered,” he said.
Kabarak University, which had cleared him for December graduation, sent its condolences through its Chaplain, The Rev Shadrack Rotich and the assistant dean of students Siwa Omondi.
The family called upon the office of the Director of Public prosecutions to carry out proper investigations and handle the matter with the seriousness it deserves.
“We are calling upon the office of the DPP to ensure justice has prevailed by expediting the investigations and have my son’s killers held accountable,” said Mr Shitindo.
Mr Okombe, 27, was reportedly stabbed to death on Saturday night after a scuffle at a birthday party in a friend’s house at Olive Inn in Nakuru.
Four suspects, who were arraigned in court on Tuesday, will be charged on Monday after the court allowed police request to hold them for seven more days so as to conclude investigations.
Among the suspects are three rugby players— Mr Calvin Okoth, Mr Erick Mochache and Mr Vincent Omondi.
The other is the late Okombe’s girlfriend Maryanne Mumbi.
Additional information Daily Nation