The prime suspect in the murder of four bikers at Kitengela will be held at Kitengela police station for ten more days.
The suspect, Benson Melonye Ole Mungai,40, was arrested on Monday, August 16, in the evening by the Kitengela director of criminal investigations(DCI) and was this afternoon arraigned at the Kajiado law courts.
Detectives sought to hold the suspect for 10 more days to allow further investigations, a plea that was granted by the resident magistrate Becky Cheloti.
Isinya sub-county police commander Charles Chepkong’a says that several other suspects have been profiled and detectives are pursuing them.
Chepkong’a says so far detectives have established that the four youthful men were not livestock thieves.
He says detectives have crucial leads that will lead to the arrest of other suspects.
Among the four killed in Kitengela included two brothers who had gone to visit their cousin for a housewarming party and at the same time celebrate their birthday.
Fred Mureithi, 30, his younger brother Victor Mwangi who was celebrating his 25th birthday, and their two cousins Mike George, 29, and Nicholas Musa, 28 together when they were allegedly mistaken for cattle rustlers and killed.
The four had reportedly parked their motorbikes at a riverbank when they were allegedly mistaken for cattle rustlers. They had gone to buy chicken at the nearby shop when their bikes had been parked.
It said that residents alerted each other, pounced on the four men without listening to their pleas and killed them. They also burnt their motorbikes.
The incident happened on August 13, near a riverbank at Enkamulyat area, some 14km from Kitengela town.
It is not clear yet whether the motive behind their deaths was mistaken identity as the DCI reports seem to indicate that their murder was premeditated and coordinated by the suspect.