A family from Kandara Sub County wants police to hasten investigation and apprehend those who killed their kin and dumped his body near Murang’a town on Saturday night.
After they identified his body at Murang’a mortuary on Monday, relatives of the slain Henry Mwangi appealed to the security officers to move fast and unearth those behind the killing.
The naked body of Mwangi, who was a taxi driver at Kerugoya town in Kirinyaga, was found dumped at Kongoini area about two kilometres from Murang’a town.
On Sunday morning, residents of the area woke up to find the body of an unknown person dumped on the side of the road prompting them to call the police.
The relatives said when they heard news on a local radio station, they decided to visit Murang’a mortuary and shockingly, they found the body was of Mwangi.
Wife of the deceased Wangari Mwangi said her husband called her in the evening on Saturday informing her that he would get home late since he had traveled to Nyeri.
“I received a call at around 3pm from Mwangi informing me that he was hired to take some people to Karatina Nyeri. I waited for him till midnight and after I called back, he was not accessible,” lamented Wangari.
She added that on Sunday morning, she informed relatives and in the course of the same day, they got information that a body was found dumped in Murang’a.
Wangari said that people who hired Mwangi were well known in Kerugoya and police should hasten investigation.
Brother to the deceased Hezbon Muiruri stated that he received information from one of his brothers informing that Mwangi was hijacked on Saturday night.
Muiruri said Mwangi’s car was found outside a club in Karatina where he had taken his customers.
“We got information Mwangi was taking three men to Karatina and his car was found outside a club. His phone could not be traced. Since other taxi drivers who work with Mwangi claim they know the people who hired him, the police should not waste more time, we want justice,” remarked Muiruri.
He added that his brother has been working as a taxi driver in Kerugoya town for more than 10 years and they have never heard of any enmity with other people.
Preliminary investigations indicated Mwangi was killed by strangling as his body had no physical injuries. Nylon strings were found near the body.