Govt pathologist Johansen Oduor offered fully paid vacation  
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Government Chief Pathologist Johansen Oduor has been offered a two-day holiday trip by Hotelier Mohammed Hersi.

Through his X account on Friday, the hotelier said he was offering Oduor a fully paid trip to a safari lodge in Tsavo, which is in Taita Taveta County.

Hersi said Oduor deserves the trip, especially after conducting the post-mortem on Rita Waeni's body.

"This man is selfless. He is not in this for the money. Late Waeni's case has really traumatised him, and he deserves a break with his better half. If you know him, he has a weekend at @SaltLickLodge Salt Lick Safari Lodge to relax and unwind," he said.

Hersi said he would be picked up from the train at the Voi SGR station.

He added that Almighty God should give the pathologist the strength to continue serving humanity

"You will get to experience the most photographed lodge in Kenya and its sister lodge, Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa @Taitahillresort inside Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary @TaitaSanctuary, all on full board," Hersi wrote.

The government pathologist is renowned for his post-mortem examinations in many high-profile cases.

After conducting a post-mortem examination on Waeni's body, Oduor said he was shocked by her death.

The pathologist had earlier said that he had never witnessed such a gruesome murder in his career. 

A postmortem conducted on Friday showed the body had missing finger nails.

"The person who did all these also tried to clip off the fingernails for reasons which I might not be able to know, but for us scientists, when we see fingernails clipped off, we think probably the person was trying to hide evidence so that we are unable to get DNA from the victim," government pathologist Johansen Oduor told reporters after the exercise.

The finding left detectives puzzled, with the motive for the killing yet to be established.

“In investigations, such nails help in gathering evidence. People fight when dying, and DNA evidence can be hidden there,” Oduor said