Nairobi caretaker beats tenant to death for allegedly failing to pay rent in time

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 20 Nov, 2021 13:18 | 2 mins read
Robbery with violence is a serious crime according to Kenyan law. PHOTO/Courtesy
Robbery with violence is a serious crime according to Kenyan law. PHOTO/Courtesy

A caretaker is being sought by the police and detectives attached to Lang’ata Police Station after he allegedly led a group of goons in attacking a businessman, whom they beat to death.

According to the family, the man identified as Eugine Kinyua Mwangi was beaten up by the goons who were being led by the caretaker of the South C apartments.

Speaking to the media, his father Francis Mwangi, said that the family had been informed about the matter but by the time they arrived where his son resided, he had already died.

“We have been informed that my son delayed in paying rent and this led to his death. The caretaker allegedly led a group of six men who assaulted him before throwing his belongings out of the house,” Mwangi said.

Mwangi said that a scuffle ensued when the seven forcefully threw him out of his house without giving him time to say anything.

Already, those who have recorded statement over what happened said that everything happened while the deceased was within the compound.

The family said that he tried to make a call but did not manage only to fall down and die moments later.

Friends and neighbours who rushed to where he was lying rushed him to a local hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Those that rushed him to hospital went back to his house only to find the caretaker and goons throwing out his belongings.

Moments later, the father of the deceased arrived at the scene only for the suspects to flee from the scene.

However, one of his friends managed to get hold of one of the suspects who is now assisting police in the investigations and identification of the rest.

K24 Digital has established that the matter was reported at Lang’ata Police Station and Akila Police station.

Lang’ata police boss Benjamin Mwanthi said that already investigations into the matter were ongoing.

“It is high time the suspects surrender to the police so as they can be arraigned in court instead of engaging in a cat and mouse game,” Mwanthi told K24 Digital.