Prof Ogutu's death: Autopsy results to be out in three weeks

Prof Ogutu's death: Autopsy results to be out in three weeks

It will take at least three weeks to establish the cause of Prof Gilbert Ogutu Achieng’s death, Western Region Government Pathologist Dickson Mchama has said.

Dr Mchama, who spoke at Bondo Sub-County Hospital on Monday after conducting a postmortem on the body of the University of Nairobi lecturer, said samples of body tissues had been taken for further analysis.


Prof Ogutu died at his home in Yimbo, Siaya County on Sunday. The pathologist said he needs to get some crucial information from the police investigating the death before releasing the final postmortem report to the family in three weeks’ time.

Before the postmortem was done on Monday, there was a scuffle between the Prof Ogutu's relatives, his second wife Imelda Ogutu and son Timothy Ogutu.

The confrontation at the mortuary, which nearly turned into a physical fight, delayed the process by almost half an hour. The body was moved to Aga Khan Hospital Mortuary in Kisumu.

Prof Ogutu’s body was discovered in his bedroom on Sunday morning by a farmhand.

The body had a piece of cloth tied around the neck. Police said the 78-year-old historian might have committed suicide.