Ex-Government pathologist Njue’s case to be heard in August

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A case against former Government pathologist Moses Njue accused of stealing the heart of a corpse will be heard on August 1.

Justice Francis Andayi fixed the hearing date after the defence informed the court that they have been supplied with all copies of witness statements and documentary exhibits the prosecution intends to rely on during trial.

Njue has been accused of allegedly stealing the heart of Timothy Mwandi during a postmortem exercise on 25th June 2015.

Njue has also been accused of a second count of destroying evidence during the postmortem at Lee Funeral Home but he has denied the charges.

In the case, the ex-Government pathologist has been charged alongside his son Mureithi Njue.

Also read: Pathologist Njue charged with second heart theft in Meru https://masharikitv.com/2018/06/18/pathologist-njue-charged-with-second-heart-theft-in-meru/

It is alleged that between June and September 2015, he destroyed the heart in question after stealing it knowing that it may be required as evidence in judicial proceedings.

In june, Njue was charged in a Meru court with stealing a heart while performing a postmortem examination. He denied the charges and was released on bail.

 

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