Inquest Into Wanjiru Death Postponed

Former marathoner Samuel Wanjiru’s widow Triza Njeri yesterday did not appear in court for the inquest, prompting its postponement.

The inquest had been scheduled for hearing before Nairobi chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo.

But it was put off after Njeri, an interested party in the case, did not turn up. The inquest will now be heard on October 14.

Wanjiru died when he fell from the balcony of his Nyahururu home on May 15, 2011. Some 35 witnesses, including Wanjiru’s mother and widow will testify, in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind his death.

Three different postmortems conducted after the death came up with three different results and the government subsequently ordered an inquest. An initial police investigations report stated Wanjiru died of injuries sustained in the fall from the balcony.