The family of former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has raised pertinent questions after postmortem results conducted revealed that the Mp died from acute renal failure.
Midiwo’s family now claims that he may have been poisoned.
The family now wants further test to be conducted to rule out foul play.
The postmortem was conducted at Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor, witnessed by private pathologist hired by the family, detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations were also present.
Midiwo’s brother Prof Jacob said that the cause of kidney failure is yet to be established.
“Whatever caused the kidneys to fail is yet to be established. It could have been due to microscopic problem in the body or toxicological problems through a foreign chemical. This is what we want to establish,” he stated.
He also brought to the public attention that samples have been taken and that it may take three weeks for the results to be released.
Midiwo’s elder brother Dr. George Jalang’o Midiwo, also dismissed the claims that Jakoyo died of covid-19.
Dr. George said that his brother who was cautious about the virus, was tested for COVID – 19 immediately after he was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on Sunday and he tested negative.
“Midiwo was tested for Covid -19 immediately after he was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on Sunday and the test came out negative,” Dr. Jalang’o said.
Former lawmaker died on Monday, June 14 at Nairobi Hospital.
Jakoyo who have been trying to make political comeback ahead of the next general elections, served Gem MP between 2002 and 2017.
Jakoyo who vied as an independent candidate in the last general election, rejoined the ODM party and was a supporter of the Building Bridges Initiative.