About 75 postmortems for bodies that were retrieved from the Shakahola forest have been conducted by government Pathologists by Wednesday.
With the exercise entering its third day on Wednesday experts include Homicide Detectives, DCI, Forensic Experts and Government Chemist Expert.
Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor said that they expect to conclude the postmortems by Friday to resume the exhumation of bodies that are still in shallow graves at the horrific Shakahola forest.
” The 22 families who turned up for purposes of DNA were taken and once posmpoterm is done we will compare DNA from the deceased and their relatives,” he added.
Out of the 36 postmortem, he said that 15 were children and 19 were adults.
“We were unable to ascertain one body whether it was adult or child,” he said.
He noted that there were 17 males and 19 females.
” 23 bodies were severely decomposed 11 were moderately decomposed but two were mild meaning that they were not badly decomposed,” he said.
“Majority died because of features of starvation which were 23, while 4 died as a result of Asphyxiation which means they were deprived of oxygen,” he added.
Oduor said they were unable to ascertain the cause of death for seven bodies because of the nature of their decomposition.
The post-mortem also revealed a child had a head injury and an adult with chronic disease that is kidney and heart disease.