Embu: Chief, 8 Nyumba K*mi elders arrested over a***n claims

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On Sat, 25 Feb, 2023 09:19 | < 1 min read
Embu: Chief, 8 Nyumba Kumi elders arrested for arson claims
Man in handcuffs. PHOTO/Courtesy

A Chief alongside eight Nyumba Kumi elders is currently being held at Manyatta Police Station in Embu county over arson and assault allegations.

In a report by DCI, the suspects who hail from the Kirigi sub-location have been accused of arson where on Christmas eve - December 24, 2022, they stormed one of the villager's homes and assaulted him before setting his house on fire.

The chief identified as Lincoln Muthee Kithaka is the administrator in charge of the Kanduri South Location.

The suspects were nabbed following recommendations by the Director of Public Prosecutions, after an inquiry into the allegations.

"Lincoln Muthee Kithaka the Chief in-charge of Kanduri South Location together with eight elders were arrested yesterday on charges of arson and assault, following recommendations by the Director of Public Prosecutions, after an inquiry implicated them in the attack of one Anthony Njue on December 24, last year," part of the statement by the DCI reads.

Adding;

"The suspects had stormed Njue’s home on the material day, broke into his house, assaulted him and set his house on fire. Inquiry file no.1/2022 was opened to establish what exactly transpired and on February 24, 2023, a report was received by our officers based at Manyatta police station recommending the prosecution of the suspects."

The matter remains under investigation.

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