Police Urged To Make Wanjiru Findings Public

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 10, 2011
Sammy Wanjiru's death remains shrouded in mystery. Photo:

Sammy Wanjiru's death remains shrouded in mystery. Photo:

They aren’t happy with the autopsy results.

Kenyan police investigating the death of Olympic gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru are under increasing pressure to make their findings public. However, an investigator assigned to the case, Isaac Onyango, refuses to share details of the case.

“This is not politics and we don’t need to keep on giving accounts of every move, as this will automatically sabotage investigation in progress,” he said.

According to a report posted on the Web site All, police are not pleased with the autopsy results released by the pathologists.

Wanjiru fell to his death from his second-floor balcony last month.

“To what extent were the muscles affected by the fall? Was the force on the injuries vertical or horizontal? Where did the other bruise on the cheek come from?” asked an anonymous source close to the investigation.

Thus far, police have exonerated Waniru’s widow, Triza Njeri, security guard Stephen Maigua, and Wanjiru’s girlfriend, Jane Nduta, saying they were not involved in his possible murder.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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