Family of murdered chief demand justice

Family of murdered chief demand justice

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Lamu, KENYA: The family of Mbwajumwali chief who was murdered by unknown people last Friday as he headed to work by unknown assailants want his killers brought to book.

Mohamed Shee was slashed to death by unknown people in his village on Friday last week.

Speaking in Lamu on Sunday,the family spokesperson Omar Abdalla said the chief had no known grudges with any person and wondered who would want him dead and the reasons for that.

He said the family was eager to know and see the faces of those who killed their kin and also understand their motive for doing so.

“Justice must prevail and more so because he was an administrator.We want the police to have the killers arrested and help us know why they had to kill him in such a manner,”said Omar.

Omar said since the murder of the chief,the rest of his family members have been living in fear that the assailants might also come for them.

Lamu Women rep Shakilla Abdalla condemned the murder and called on the county administration to speed up investigations and have the culprits behind bars soonest.

“I still don’t understand why any person can go to such lengths.As a leader we are also interested in knowing these evil people in our midst and let the law prevail as justice to the family,”said Shakilla.

Police in Lamu have so far arrested six people in connection with the killing.

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County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said the six who were arrested in various parts of Mbwajumwali village last week would be arraigned in court in the course of the week.