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Kenya’s Former Chief Government Pathologist Faces Body Parts Theft Charges

Kenya’s former Chief Government Pathologist Moses Njue, could soon be charged in court after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed his arrest and prosecution for stealing body organs.

In a report prepared by the assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr C. M Mwaniki, the chief prosecutor directed that Dr Njue, who resigned from the government a few years ago to start his own medical school, be charged with theft of body parts belonging to Benedict Karau, who died mysteriously on March 2, 2015.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)  has already directed the arrest and prosecution of Dr Njue.  He has been accused of stealing body parts belonging to Benedict Karau, who died on March 2015, according to a report by the by the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, C. M Mwaniki.

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Dr Njue will be charged with three counts: theft contrary to Section 275 of the penal code, willful destruction of evidence and illegal removal of body parts contrary to the Anatomy Act.

The doctor is currently under investigation by the country’s  Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board after the family of Karau lodged a complaint.

The family had requested the body of Karau to be exhumed and examined, only for the doctors to find out that vital organs like the heart, kidney among others, were missing.  The cause of Karau’s death could not be established without a heart.

Dr Njue acknowledged he had taken the heart for further analysis, but the family said they had not been informed of the process.  He, however, denied he took other organs.

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