Police arrest 6 main suspects over Nakuru killings

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 1 Jul, 2022 09:25 | < 1 min read
CS Fred Matiang'i launches investigations after disruptions during an Azimio rally
CS Fred Matiang'i at a past event. PHOTO/(FredMatiang'i)Facebook

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives on Thursday, June 30 arrested the prime supect behind spate of murders in Nakuru County.

Evans Michori Kebwaro was arrested in Keroka, Kisii County where he was hiding.

"Preliminary investigations indicate that Kebwaro, is responsible for at least 3 murders committed within Mawanga area and its environs, which followed a similar modus operandi and were reported at Kiugoine police station between June 15 and 24 this year," DCI said in a statement.

The suspect named five of his accomplices including Julius Otieno, 27, Josphat Simiyu, 24, Dennis Mmbolo 25, Isaac Kinyanjui, 18 and Makhoha Wanjala, 25.

DCI detectives arrest all the suspects

DCI headquarters in Nairobi. PHOTO/DCI/Facebook

DCI said all of them were arrested in a stealth operation conducted by specialised detectives on the morning of Friday, July 1 in Nakuru.

The arrest of the main suspect and his gang comes barely 24 hours after a high-powered security meeting in Nakuru chaired by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Fred Matiang’i, following a presidential order.

The Nakuru murders targeted women and were committed during the day, with the victims’ bodies being found in the bedroom after being set ablaze.

"Preliminary investigations indicate that the bloodthirsty killers would first rape the victims before strangling them and setting their lifeless bodies on fire under a heap of clothes," DCI added.

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