Omanga urges security agencies to investigate, arrest killers of Meru blogger ‘Sniper’

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 26 Dec, 2023 16:17 | 2 mins read
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Former nominated senator Millicent has joined a section of Kenyans in condemning the brutal murder of Meru blogger Daniel Muthiani alias Sniper.

In her statement, Omanga called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome to swing into action and bring the culprits to book.

"The slain Meru blogger known by his alias Sniper must have gone through hell before breathing his last. I join Kenyans in condemning his killing and call upon the @DCI_Kenya and @IG_NPS Koome to move with speed and ensure his killers and their accomplices face the law,(SIC)" Omanga wrote.

Lawyer Miguna Miguna also called for action from the security agencies saying they should address questions regarding the disappearance and brutal murder of the blogger.

"Kenya is a violent society that has been run over by the culture of impunity. On this Christmas Day, Kenyans demand to hear from @DCI_Kenya and Japheth Koome about the barbaric murder of Sniper!" Miguna wrote on X.

The blogger who was reported missing on December 2, 2023, was found dead on December 16. His dead body was found dumped on the banks of Mutonga River in Tharaka Nithi county.

An autopsy conducted at Marimanti Level 4 Hospital Mortuary last week revealed that the deceased was tortured before being strangled to death.

Government pathologist Johansen Oduor also disclosed that the deceased had strangle marks on his neck and also exhibited signs of a person who lacked oxygen. He also noted that the blogger sustained injuries on his head and suffered fractured ribs.

The postmortem examination of his body also showed that it had decomposed after staying in water for several days.

"There were no signs of struggle and he seemed to have been completely subdued to a level that he could not fight back. We have taken some samples of organs that will be subjected to toxicology tests to establish whether there were substances used to achieve this," Oduor said.

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