Family demands answer over death of Boinet impersonator

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A man in Nairobi abducted his three-year-old son from his ex-wife's house and killed him before hanging himself./COURTESY

 Nairobi,KENYA:Mystery continues surrounding the death of a university student charged with impersonation of the police IG.

John Kibowen Cheboiwo,who been charged with impersonation of  Inspector General Joseph Boinet reportedly collapsed on June 15 and was pronounced dead on arrival at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

However the family is now demanding answers .

Speaking to the Daily Nation, Cheboiwo’s mother, Jane Anyango, said she was informed of her second-born child’s death on June 17, two days after the incident stating that she wants justice for her son.

“I was told that the body had been taken to City Mortuary. I went there and found it. The records there indicated ‘sudden death’,” Ms Anyango said.

Ms Anyango decided to have another autopsy conducted at Chiromo mortuary as the first one was not complete.

“At Chiromo Mortuary, government pathologist Johansen Oduor did an autopsy and said that Cheboiwo’s neck had injuries on the left side, part of his brain was swollen, and there were blood clots on the tips of his fingers. It does not add up that a person who collapsed could have signs of strangulation and such injuries,” Ms Anyango explained to the Daily Nation.

John Kibowen pursued a Degree in Computer Science at the Kenyatta University cleared his studies in December last year and graduated last month, as his case was active in court.

Kibowen had created fake Facebook accounts impersonating former  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Ndegwa Muhoro and IG Joseph Boinnet defrauding many Kenyans cash with a promise of fast tracking investigation into their cases.

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