Lamu police arrest six over chief’s murder

Lamu police arrest six over chief’s murder

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Lamu, KENYA: Police in Lamu have arrested six people in connection with the recent murder of Mbwajumwali Chief in Lamu East days ago.

Mohamed Shee was slashed to death by unknown assailants as he went to work on Friday morning;the incident took place at around 9am.

The chief was known for his astuteness and selflessness in tackling drug use and drug peddling in his area.

His body was recovered at the roadside by locals who reported the matter to the police.

Speaking in his Lamu office on Sunday,Lamu County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said the six were arrested in various parts of Mbwajumwali village over the weekend.

The six are currently in police custody awaiting to be arraigned in court in the course of the week on murder charges.

“We have six suspects in our custody and we expected they will also help us arrest more. We are confident with the leads we have and we expect to have them charged for murder of the chief this week,” said Kanyiri.

He said all suspects are from the same village as the chief and are people who knew him and understood his nature of work.

Separately, police in Lamu have launched investigations into an incident where a GSU officer and his lover were found dead at a lodging in Mokowe,Lamu West on Friday.

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Paul Ocholla 28 is however suspected to have shot his lover Milna Akinyi 25 before turning the gun on himself.

Neighbours are said to have rushed to the scene upon hearing loud gunshots from the room but found the two already dead.

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The lady is said to have arrived the previous day from upcountry in Kisumu before she met her death.

A G3 riffle and two spent cartridges were recovered at the hotel room.