Why Haki Africa continues to suspect foul in activist Mwatha’s death

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Earlier on an autopsy has confirmed that activist Caroline Mwatha was pregnant and died due to internal and external bleeding while procuring an abortion.

This follows a postmortem examination by Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor and Dr Peter Muriuki who was hired for the family by the Independent Medico Legal Unit.

However now human rights lobby Haki Africa is calling for an inquest into the death of their colleague Caroline Mwatha to establish who exactly caused it.

“Although the cause of death is clear, the doctors were also clear that from the autopsy, it is not possible to tell who caused the damage, why or how,” said Haki Africa executive director Hussein Khalid.

He said authorities should now establish beyond reasonable doubt what could have led to the ruptured uterus.

“This being such a high profile case, it is befitting of an inquest involving all key stakeholders to confirm the circumstances that led to the death of comrade Caroline Mwatha,” said Khalid in a statement on Friday.

Mwatha was reported missing on February 6 and her body was found at City Mortuary in Nairobi six days later.

Her death left human rights activists in shock.

The rights defenders said they need more protection, saying their work exposes them to many dangers.

Activists now want authorities to establish whether the attempted abortion was forced or voluntary.

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