Veteran Health Journalist Gatonye Found Dead in Naivasha

Veteran Health and Science journalist Gatonye Gathura’s body was found on a roadside along Naivasha-Nakuru highway and was already decomposed.

The body had a wire around the neck and it seemed that it had been dumped there earlier on.

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Before he met his death,was working on several investigative pieces including on land and health and so far,the motive of the murder has not been established.

From sources,it is said that the body was moved to Naivasha Sub-County Referral Hospital morgue and was never booked.

The journalist used to work for the Standard and Nation in the past and currently used to run his blog on Health and Science blog called Rocket Science (

Naivasha Sub-County Police Commander Samuel Waweru disclosed no identification documents were found on the deceased during the press briefing.

“We are treating his death as murder. We suspect he was killed elsewhere and the body dumped in Naivasha,” Waweru stated.

Some of the content he majored on include; reproductive health, mental health and common diseases.

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