Kenya: Suspect Nabbed Over Gruesome Murder Of 81-Year-Old Man

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Admin | Posted On : 18-01-2023

Police on Wednesday arrested the main suspect in the murder of 81-year-old consultant Dr Gerishon Mwiti, who was hacked to death on January 14, 2023, at Thigiri ridge in Westlands Nairobi County.

The suspect, Bernard Kioko, was arrested at Mabatini in Mathare, Nairobi.

“This is after an operation that lasted more than 24 hours, after the suspect engaged detectives in a hide and seek game from Mwingi in Kitui county until his arrest this afternoon deep in the Mathare settlement,” said police.

“The operation was conducted by a contingent of officers drawn from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau based at Nairobi regional command, Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Gigiri and officers from Huruma police station.”

Kioko, a gardener at Dr Mwiti’s home, has been at large since then.

According to the deceased’s family, the patriarch’s lifeless body was sprawled in their garden bearing a deep cut at the back of his head. 

The suspect is being held in police custody and is being processed for arraignment.

By Samuel Ouma