The team of investigators told local media in Kenya that Kelvin had locked himself in the toilet. The post-mortem results also suggested that 30-year-old Kelvin could have died a day after the death of Charity and Allan.
“Had there been another party in the house there is no way he or she could have locked the toilet from inside. It seems it is the deceased man who locked it to enhance his mission to die,” an officer involved in the probe was quoted by The Star as saying.
Investigators further said that Kelvin had cherry red tissues, which are found in the body of a person who has died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
“The gentleman died because of carbon monoxide poisoning. I have gotten information that some jiko was found next to him,” Government chief pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor said, adding that the Seminarian’s hands and feet were loosely tied, a finding that has given credence to the claim that Kelvin could have tied himself.
Detectives involved in the case say they have, however, not established the motive of the murder and suicide and are planning to visit the Catholic Major Seminary where Kelvin was pursuing his studies in Theology to get more information on his character.
“We don’t know if he was jinxed because he was to graduate and be a Priest or there was any other issue. We intend to dig further on his character,” another officer involved in the investigation told The Star, one of Kenya’s national newspapers.
In an interview with ACI Africa on Monday, March 1, Fr. John Lelei, the Rector of the Seminary described Kelvin as a “a very good student” who never “did anything to show he wasn’t committed to (Priestly) formation” while at the Seminary.
Fr. Lelei said it was difficult for the leadership of the Seminary to know the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
“It is very hard for us to know anything concerning this situation. All I can say is that Kelvin was a very good student. He never did anything to show that he was capable of the circumstance that he found himself in. All I saw was a student who showed commitment to his formation,” Fr. Lelei told ACI Africa March 1.
The Rector said that the Seminary had been closed for days when the incident was reported and that the Major Seminarian was expected to be in his native Diocese of Eldoret.