NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – Directors of the troubled Kihiu Mwiri land buying firm in Murang’a have been ordered to present themselves to the CID headquarters Friday morning.
CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro says the decision was arrived at following a meeting that was called Thursday morning after the latest killing of two directors.
Muhoro was part of the meeting convened by acting Lands Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to discuss the challenges facing the land buying firm whose directors are living in fear after Wednesday’s executions.
Matiang’i was accompanied to the meeting by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and area Governor Mwangi Wa Iria.
The meeting comes a day after two directors of the firm were executed in cold blood, bringing the number of those killed so far to more than 10 since the beginning of the year.
Several other directors have been kidnapped before being dumped in far flung areas while others are killed in the process, pointing to a network of criminals who are yet to be arrested.
Police have linked the killings to persistent disagreements amongst directors of the firm which has more than 6,000 acres of land.