Tecra Muigai, the deceased daughter of Keroche Breweries owners could have died from a hit on her head and not a fall as was claimed by her boyfriend Omar Lali.
A postmortem report by chief government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor indicated Tecra was hit on the head with a blunt object inflicting injuries that led to her death in May last year.
The report disputed earlier claims she fell on stairs and sustained injuries that caused her death while in Lamu.
The 29-year-old had, according to the report, sustained fracture of her skull and internal bleeding.
Oduor said the intensity of the impact of the trauma was so strong that it was inconsistent with a fall from a flight of stairs.
“This indicates that the injuries were unlikely to have been caused by a single impact. In my opinion, this observation indicates both blunt object injury as well as a possible fall,” he said.
She died while staying at a hotel with Lali, her lover who will face an inquest probing Tecra’s death.
Lali claimed she died from concussion sustained from the purported fall on stairs but it is being disputed.
Oduor said Tecra’s body had no signs of resistance to save herself during the alleged fall. The long bones were not fractured and the bruises on the skin were too minor to suggest a possible struggle to resist the fall or minimize the impact, the report shows.
The postmortem found no trace of intoxication in her body, ruling out the possibility of falling due to drunkenness.
“As expected, there should have been abrasions and bruises on other parts of the body and even a possibility of fracture of the long bones,” he said.