Who killed them and why? Police seeks answers over killing of Gitaru 4

February 23, 2017 7:24 pm
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The trend of kidnapping, killings and dumping seems to be on the rise in a worrying wave that comes in an electioneering year, though no case has been linked to politics/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 – Detectives in King’eero Police Station have taken fingerprints of four bodies that were found dumped in Gitaru area in Kabete Constituency, in a bid to identify the victims.

The data has been taken to the National Registration Bureau to help in identification of the four who were killed brutality.  They were found inside a vehicle that had been left at a parking bay in Gitaru by unknown people.

They all had serious injuries in their heads and marks on their necks, indicating they were strangled before they were killed.

King’eero Police boss Joseph Ongaya told Capital FM News that a suspect had already been arrested in relation to the mysterious killings.

“They seems to have had a lot of struggle before they were killed,” Ongaya stated.

He says the four could have been killed at another place and dumped in the area by their assailants.

“No person has been reported missing around this area…we doubt they are locals,” he said.

The person in custody claims his vehicle had been stolen and was arrested after he went to report of his missing car at the Kikuyu Police Station.

Other reports indicate that the vehicle had been hired and police hope to get the information from the owner.  “The car’s windows were tinted,” a witness told Capital FM News.

They bodies of the four were taken to the City Mortuary.

– UNRESOLVED MURDERS –

The trend of kidnapping, killings and dumping seems to be on the rise in a worrying wave that comes in an electioneering year, though no case has been linked to politics.

Early this month, three brothers and a cousin were found killed and dumped in Kieni Forest in Kiambu County, several kilometres away from their home in Naivasha.

The four had gone to register as voters a few meters from their rental house in Nakuru County, before they could proceed to work according to their family when they were kidnapped.

The three brothers are Paul Mutunga 31, Paul Mwai 26 and Daniel Ikenye 22.

A special team of homicide experts from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations took over the investigations, weeks later, but nothing has been reported – not even a single arrest.

The country has had to come in terms with such killings leaving disturbing queries, of who is killing the victims?

In all the incidents, the killing seems ‘professional’ since no traces of evidence are left other than circumstances that can link detectives to the killings.

Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were last year found killed and dumped in a river in Ol-Donyo Sabuk, Machakos County.

Some police officers were accused of the killings and have since been arrested and taken to court.

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