Autopsy reveals what killed Justice Otieno Odek


Autopsy reveals what killed Justice Otieno Odek
Court of Appeal judge Prof. Otieno Odek. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor told the media on Tuesday that the clot choked the heart and blocked pulmonary thromboembolism causing his sudden death.
  • Justice Odek was found dead at his Milimani home on December 16, 2019 in Kisumu town after he failed to return calls.

The late Court of Appeal Judge Justice Otieno Odek died of a clot on the vein on his right leg, an autopsy conducted on his body has revealed.

Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor told the media on Tuesday that the clot choked the heart and blocked pulmonary thromboembolism causing his sudden death.

Justice Odek was found dead at his Milimani home on December 16, 2019 in Kisumu town after he failed to return calls.

His body was discovered in his bedroom after the door was broken down, with medical reports suggesting that he had bruises on his wrists.

Before his sudden death, he been expected to join his colleagues, Justices Patrick Kiage and Milton Makhandia, for a chamber hearing in Kisumu.

The trio was expected to deliver a ruling on an appeal case filed to challenge the decision of the lower court on the closure of Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries over pollution.

The deceased had also been on the lineup as Prosecution witness against lawyer Tom Ojienda in the Mumias Sugar graft case.

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