The prime suspect behind last week’s grisly murder of four men in Kitengela, Kajiado County has been arrested by detectives.
Benson Melonyie ole Mungai, 40, was arrested from his hideout in Kitengela town last evening, where he has been hiding since he masterminded the killings.
His arrest comes a few days after Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) took over investigations into the murders and moved with speed to pursue the killers.
“Ole Mungai was positively linked into the brutal killings after forensic investigations placed him at the scene of the crime, where it was established that he led and coordinated the killing of the four,” detectives said.
Detectives are in pursuit of the rest of the killers, as Ole Mungai remains in custody to assist us with further investigations.
Fred Muriithi, 30, his younger brother Victor Mwangi, 25, and their two cousins Mike George, 29, and Nicholas Musa, 28, were lynched by villagers on suspicion of being livestock thieves.
However, along the way, they stopped to repair one of the motorbikes they were using when they were attacked by herdsmen who accused them of plotting to steal their livestocks.
“As they were trying to fix the motorcycle at around 11pm, they were attacked by herdsmen who accused them of plotting to steal their livestock. All of them were killed on the spot,” said a relative.
According to a post-mortem examination at the Nairobi City Mortuary by chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor, the four suffered sharp object injuries that pierced into their heads.
The family of the four has demanded for justice for their keen who were killed in a case of mistaken identity.
Muriithi and Mwangi will be laid to rest at their rural home in Nyahururu, Laikipia County on Friday.