THE LATE THUO'S CASE ADJOURNED TO FEB. NEXT YEAR

Allen Kirui, one of the medical attendants who received the late Juja MP George Thuo at Thika Nursing Home, yesterday told the High Court that they tried resuscitated Mr Thuo for the second time after the family doctor claimed he could feel a pulse.

“At first we checked his condition when he arrived in the vehicle and confirmed that there was no pulse on the patient. He was already dead, but Dr Tim, the family doctor, came later and directed us to continue resuscitating him,” she said.

She said that she could not tell the cause of death as there was no secretion from the patient as alleged. Kirui maintained that there was no vomit on the deceased’s shirt and that no blood was oozing from any part of his body.

The nurse also told the court that Thuo’s case was not an emergency because he was already dead and they were just trying to bring him back even though they knew it was impossible. She added that John Waweru, a clinical officer, was the one who gave a conclusive decision that Thuo was dead.

 State Counsel Catherine Mwaniki’s application to have the court to visit Porkies Bar in Thika where Thuo allegedly collapsed was declined by Justice Weldon Korir, who argued that it was immature to visit the scene at the moment.

“Let all the witnesses come to court and testify, if the court feels there is need then it will give such orders. The court has not seen any need at the moment but the prosecution is at liberty to renew its application,” Korir said.

Defence lawyers John Khaminwa, Cliff Ombeta and Evans Nyasani did not oppose the visit.

Ms Mwaniki she said the prosecution intends to call three witnesses to testify at the scene.

The case resumes on February 23, 2016.



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