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New twist in cause of Mumias official’s death

A policeman aims a gun. Mumias Sugar Company Legal Affairs Manager Ronald Lubya was killed by unknown people on Sunday night. FILE PHOTO | NMG
A policeman aims a gun. Mumias Sugar Company Legal Affairs Manager Ronald Lubya was killed by unknown people on Sunday night. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Slain Mumias Sugar Company #ticker:MSC Legal Affairs Manager Ronald Lubya did not die as a result of gunshot wounds, a preliminary autopsy report has revealed.

A postmortem carried out on Mr Lubya’s body at Avenue Hospital in Kisumu on Tuesday revealed that he was hit several times with a blunt object in the head, breaking his skull.

Regional government pathologist Solomon Sava conducted the autopsy which was witnessed by a family doctor, relatives of the deceased as well as police.

Dr Sava said the final report on the death would be made available to the family on Wednesday.

“We shall avail the report to the family. For now, you may get details from them,” he said.

Mumias sub-county criminal investigation officer Robert Mureithi later confirmed that Mr Lubya died of injuries inflicted by blunt objects.

Mr Mureithi said that two mobile phones purported to have been stolen from the deceased had been recovered from his house. The officer said police were investigating threat allegations against the family.

“We are probing a Mumias Sugar Company employee who is accused of threatening the late Lubya. We are however not treating him as the main suspect,” said Mr Mureithi.

He said that the family had reported that the late Lubya had complained of being trailed by a known person.

MPs from western Kenya claim he died after refusing to authorise the importation of illegal sugar and release of money for political campaigns linked to a Sh230 million levy.

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