DCI arrests man who killed friend, burnt body over debt

Written By: Michael Njuguna

Directorate of Criminal Investigations-DCI detectives have arrested a 29-year-old murder suspect Nicholas Luka who on January 13, 2021 monstrously butchered a man who was hosting him before burning his dead body at a bush in Kitui’s Zombe area.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

According to DCI sleuths the deceased’s disappearance from his house for a whole week had raised suspicion.

Also Read  Elgeyo Marakwet becomes third County to reject BBI Bill

Probing into the atrocity the detectives have established that on January 13 the suspect and the 36-yr-old deceased Simon Mwangangi had an argument over a shillings 4,000 debt, culminating into a fight.

Also Read  Kenya awaits first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday

Overcome with fury, the suspect picked a panga with which he slit the deceased throat, then watched him bleed out his life.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

The detectives said as a cover up measure, he then dragged the body to the said scene where he covered it with a heap of plastics before setting it ablaze.

Also Read  Outrage over ritual-like murder of 8 year-old girl in Murang’a

The suspect is in custody pending the forensic DNA outcome.

KBC-You-tube-728x90-New-2

Tell Us What You Think


SHARE