Former Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo died of massive bleeding caused by high blood pressure, a government report released on Wednesday, four years after his death, revealed.
The report was presented during a hearing in the inquest into Mr Kilonzo’s death at the Machakos Law Courts by Dr S W Mwangi, a general medical practitioner based in Nakuru.
“Mr Kilonzo died of massive haemorrhage into the chest and cranial cavity due to significantly elevated blood pressure due to several factors including but not limited to excessive ingestion of pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) in combination with caffeine,” said the report.
In his testimony, Dr Mwangi said it was reported that Mr Kilonzo failed to wake up from his sleep.
He told the inquest that the former lawmaker’s son, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr, and a farm worker, Mulei Mulwa, said he had not complained of any illness on April 16, 2013.
Dr Mwangi explained to the trial magistrate how he found the body in the bedroom.
He said he examined the body four hours after he was reported dead.
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