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Mysterious killing of pub owner by assailants who took nothing under probe

Esther Ngina mourns death of employer/FRANCIS MBATHA

Esther Ngina mourns death of employer/FRANCIS MBATHA

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jun 19- Police have launched a probe to unravel the mystery surrounding the killing of a man in Syokimau area within Machakos County on Saturday night.

Detectives are already trailing Mudoga’s last moments after he left his house at 10am, where he proceeded to his bar along Mombasa road till 9 pm.

The restaurant is approximately three kilometres from his home.

“After leaving his joint (the restaurant), Mudoga went to another bar just 50 metres away from his house,” an officer privy to the investigation told Capital FM News on condition of anonymity.

His unknown assailants left his body a few metres from his residence and did not steal anything from him or his car, which was left parked outside his gated community.

“His wallet was in his pocket while his car was intact,” his brother Kennedy Kidaho told Capital News. “It seems they only wanted to kill him.”

Kidaho has been living with his brother for about one month now after moving in from their village in Vihiga County.

“My brother was to help me at least get a job. What will I do now?” a teary Kidaho asked, oblivious that there was no answer forthcoming. “We want police to find his killers. He has left two kids.”

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Police are trying to establish the motive and whether he was hit by a blunt object since there are no physical injuries on his body.

Esther Ngina, a resident of Machakos and Mudoga’s employee at his restaurant described him to Capital FM News as, “the best boss ever. I don’t know whether I will get such a person as an employer again.”

“Who killed him?” Ngina wailed.

It’s a man she last saw on Saturday night at 9am and agreed to meet on Sunday, “so that we can make the calculations of the total sales while buying new stock.”

Syokimau has recorded a rising wave of insecurity but residents say there has been improvement in the past few months.

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