Three suspects accused of killing clinical officer remanded

Written By: Claire Wanja
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The suspects were arrested by DCI Matuu Detectives.
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The three suspects accused of killing a clinical officer at officer at Kisiiki Health Centre (KHC), will be detained for another 28 days to give the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives more time for further investigations. 

The three 30yr old Franklin Mbithi, 34yr old Samson Kataka and 33yr old Bernard Mang’ong’o were Wednesday arraigned at Kithimani Principal Magistrate’s Court where their case will be mentioned on 18th Dec. 2019.

Clinical officer Paul Kyoko Nzoka disappeared and was found was murdered. 

According the the DCI, the report made to the police by the late’s wife on 30th, November 2019 indicated that he went missing on 26/11/2019 when she couldn’t reach him on phone.

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The wife who resides at Kariari in Embu had resolved to travel to the victim’s rental house at Matuu Town where he stayed for proximity to the work place only to find the house securely locked.

Search for the late commenced following forensic leads. The suspects were arrested by DCI Matuu Detectives.

Franklin Mbithi Muyanga-the In Charge KHC is believed to have had work-related differences with Kyoko and in whose Toyota NZE the victim was picked and later strangled to death,  Bernard Maore Mang’ongo a nurse at Ikombe Level 2 Hospital in Yatta is believed to have been upon to assist in eliminating the body, and Samson Kataka Otaalo a businessman at Kithiani Market, hired by Franklin to effect the murder.

The body is believed to have been disposed at River Athi and its search is ongoing with aid from Disaster Management Agencies being sought due to high water levels.

Recovered items include; Rope used to strangle the victim and his damaged phone.

Elsewhere, Evans Koroso Ratemo who has been personating a cousin of a Cabinet Secretary was on Tuesday arrested for defrauding members of the public over Ksh. 600K purporting to employ young men into Kenya Prisons Service. He will face face charges of obtaining money by false pretences.

 

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