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James Gakara: Nakuru doctor accused of killing his children, attempting suicide dies

A Nakuru doctor who was accused of killing his two children and attempted suicide had died.

James Muriithi Gakara took his final bow today, Wendesday, September 21 at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital where he has been receiving treatment.

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Gakara, who was a gynaecologist based at Nakuru is alleged to have killed five-year-old Dylan Gakara and Karuana Gakara, three, before attempting to take his own life on Saturday, September 18.

On Sunday, Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri said preliminary investigations showed that the well-known doctor had injected his children with drugs before attempting suicide.

Police believe he may know what transpired behind the locked door after used syringes and an assortment of drugs were found in the room where the minor’s bodies were found.

“The girl’s bedroom had a sharpened knife indicating that if they didn’t die from the drugs their murderer would have probably killed them using the knife,” said Kiraguri.

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His wife, a nurse, who was in Nairobi during the incident, had been admitted to hospital for shock, but was discharged Monday.

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