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Kate Mitchell murder: Tamati Mauti’s father wants thorough probe

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

The family of Tamati Mauti, the man who allegedly killed a BBC employee wants further probe into his death.

The family also says they have never heard of Kate Mitchell Rowena, the British national.

The father of Tamati Mauti, Mr Dan Mauti, told a local paper yesterday that the police are yet to give the family any updates regarding the death of their son and they are frustrated by being kept in the dark.

“I am in total darkness regarding what happened to my son. The police keep telling us they are investigating the matter and have not briefed anything. The management of the hotel where I hear my son died has also not told us anything,” the grieving father said.

Mr Mauti travelled to Nairobi from Kisii following the report of his son’s death.

Last Friday night, the body of the journalist, identified as Ms Rowena, was found in her city hotel room with preliminary investigations showing that she was stabbed before being strangled to death.

Katherine Mitchell Rowena. PHOTO COURTESY

Mr Mauti says he is troubled by the narrative that his son could have been involved with the BBC Project manager, Ms Rowena, since the only woman they knew their son was involved with was Michelle Akinyi.

Ms Akinyi is a journalist at NRG Radio and had been booked into a hotel room on the seventh floor while Ms. Rowena was on the 8th floor.

From the station, the family rushed to Chiromo mortuary where they had been informed that their son’s body had been taken, only to be redirected to the City Mortuary.

“The level of confusion is beyond understanding. We left Chiromo and rushed to City Mortuary and found him there. We know that a post-mortem was conducted on Saturday, but we have not been given any report,” the 67-year-old father said.

 

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