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A post-mortem report of the late Charles Elkington, who was allegedly shot at close range by police in Nairobi, has been released.
The deceased was shot in Eastleigh a fortnight ago and his family members are still crying foul over a murder they claim was extra judicial.
The results carried out last week by three pathologists showed that Elkington died of haemorrage from eight bullet wounds on the fateful Sunday night.
According to the Independent Medico Legal Unit, which is intervening the case, an application has been made for a public inquest into the murder of the 19-year-old.
A report by Dr Joseph Ndung’u, the pathologist involved in the autopsy, also indicates that the victim was shot at a higher level, whereas the bullets exited at a lower level.
Internal injuries on body
His father, Mr David Elkington, said: “The police took away my son without pressing any charges. We only received news the following day that he was dead.”
Executive Director of IMLU, Mr Samuel Mohochi, said the summary execution in the past one month was horrifying.
“We have had two hundred executions in the last month and it is losing count by the day,” Mohochi said.
The family also confirmed that police involved were from Kasarani and when need be, they would identify them.
Revelation of internal injuries on the deceased’s body showed that he was tortured before being shot, leading to his death.
The injuries were concentrated on the head and chest where there were massive brain lacerations involving the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes.
Family members were among those present at the release of the results.
IMLU urged the Government to stop killings of young people as a way of combating crime, bearing in mind the fact that the deceased was arrested in the presence of his family members, only to be found dead the next time they saw or heard of him.
Last week Eastleigh residents protested the killing of the youth and accused the police of high-handedness.