• April 20, 2024
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Nakuru Doctor James Gakara’s Widow & Elder Sister Hospitalised

Nakuru Doctor James Gakara’s Widow & Elder Sister Hospitalised

The family of late Nakuru doctor James Gakara who was accused of killing his two children aged 5 and 3, is in more trouble after his elder sister was hospitalised. She suffered a shock from learning about the tragic incident.

Family spokesperson Burton Njoroge told the media that Mary Gakara has had stints in and out of hospital since the death of her nephew, niece and brother.

“We have since decided as a family to engage a counsellor to help Mary and Dr Gakara’s other sisters who have been struggling to come to terms after the incident,” Njoroge told Nation.

“It has been the hardest time for the family accepting the ordeal. Mary was so close to the late Dr Gakara. But we are trying our best in helping her and the other sisters,” he added.

Mary Gakara addresses the press at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital on Monday, September 21, 2021. |Photo| Courtesy|
Mary Gakara addresses the press at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital on Monday, September 21, 2021. |Photo| Courtesy|

Njoroge further disclosed that Dr. Gakara’s widow, Winnie Odhiambo is doing well. She was hospitalised following the death of her husband.

According to the family, Winnie relapsed into the shock she had suffered after getting the news of her children’s death, and further, after Dr. Gakara’s death whom she had hoped would give her all the answers she needed.

“The doctor’s wife is fine. She is stable but still recuperating, slowly coming to terms with the demise of her children and husband,” Njoroge said.

Dylan Gakara 5 and Karuana Gakara 3 , Dr. James Gakara’s children, were found dead inside their apartment on September 18, with their father unconscious.

The doctor died on September 22, while undergoing treatment at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital.

The postmortem conducted on the body of Nakuru Doctor James Gakara has revealed that he died from ingesting a substance suspected to be medicine.

“As a result of my examination, I have formed the opinion that the cause of death was a foreign substance suspected to be medicine,” Government pathologist Dr. Titus Ngulungu said.

“For now, we cannot establish if the medicine in his body was administered by him or by a doctor. We have taken organ and tissue samples to the Government Chemist, where they will be analysed to establish if there was something else and if it was poisonous,” he added.

Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kiragui said that the investigations revealed that the doctor had injected the children with an unknown drug before attempting suicide behind the closed doors of his home.

She added that used syringes and an assortment of drugs were found in the crime scene.

The police also indicated that the bodies of the children had no physical injuries, building more suspicion around the case.

File iage of Karuana Gakara and Dylan Gakara. |Photo| Courtesy|

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