Kitengela Four murder: IG Mutyambai issues the DCI with new directive

Friday, April 30th, 2021 12:14 |
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Kitengela Four: Police boss Hilary Mutyambai has directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to form a special team to investigate the alleged kidnapping and murder of four men in Kitengela over a week ago.

Mutyambai gave the directive while speaking during the launch of the direct entry cadet inspectors course at the National Police College in Kiganjo on Friday, April 30.

“This morning, I directed the DCI homicide team to investigate this matter in order to get to the bottom of it,” Matiang’i claimed during his speech. 

According to the IG, the new team will be expected to debrief the IG on the findings of their investigations. 

As of Thursday, April 29 bodies of three of the missing men were recovered at different locations in Kiambu and Muranga. 

The bodies of Elijah Obuong, 35, and Benjamin Imbayi were both retrieved by police from different locations on Thursday, 29 April and identified by family at two morgues. 

Obuong’s body was recovered while stuffed in a sack near Mathioya river in Muranga while the body of 30yr old Imbayi was positively identified at General Kago Funeral Home in Thika.

While 36yr old Brian Oduor and Jack Anyango Ochieng are still missing, officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have linked the four men to criminal operations and run ins with rogue police officers.

For instance, Imbayi whose body was discovered at General Kago Funeral Home was part of a seven member gang according to police. Sleuths investigating the case further revealed that Imbayi was linked to the robbery at a car yard on on Ngong Road.

Sources yesterday told our sister publication, People Daily that security agencies were concerned about the involvement of some of the members of this group that included a former convict who had served an eight-year jail term.

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