Lamu chief and his assistant murdered in cold blood

A 52-year-old man died at a lodging in Migori./COURTESY

Police in Lamu County are investigating the cold blood murder of a chief and his assistant.

Mbwajumwali Location chief Mohamed Famau, Myabogi assistant chief  Malik Athman were on Wednesday noon found dead in their office premises in Lamu East Sub -county.

Lamu County Commissioner Macharia Irungu has confirmed that the two government officials were executed by unknown assailants while on duty and already investigations are ongoing to bring the culprits on book.

This comes barely a month since the severely mutilated body of  Police Constable Hesbon Okemwa Anunda, was found in a mangrove forest in Kizingitini, Lamu County, on 5th October.

In April this year,Amina Bakari,one of the area’s Nyumba Kumi officials was hacked to death outside her shop by unknown assailants.

Famau becomes the second chief to be murdered in the area that is notorious for drug peddling.

In 2016,Mbwajumwali location chief Shee Mohamed was also murdered in cold blood by unknown assailants.

However,human rights activists have called on the government to move with speed to stem the cases of killings of government officials happening in the subcounty without violating on the rights of residents.

Led by Muslims for Human Rights(MUHURI), the rights groups have condemned the incident and called upon police to conduct a thorough evidence based probe to determine the cause of the death.

“If it’s a homicide, police should arrest and arraign the killer, such an investigation should be avoided of human rights violation” read its statement.