Police have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of killing his friend over Ksh 20 unpaid debt in Maua, Meru County.
Fred Mugambi the prime suspect is reported to have descended on Kenneth Bundi alongside an accomplice identified as Murangiri Maore at Kambe market, Igembe, Meru County.
“Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man is in custody at Maua police station, for the murder of his friend Kenneth Bundi, over a Sh20 unpaid debt.
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The suspect Fred Mugambi, alongside an accomplice identified as Murangiri Maore, who fled scene immediately after the incident, is alleged to have assaulted the deceased last night at Kambo market in Igembe, Meru county, leaving him with serious injuries that led to his death.” Said DCI
A recount of the ordeal by eyewitnesses revealed that the two descended on the deceased after failing to pay the Ksh 20 debt with kicks and blows before he was rushed to Nyambene Level 4 hospital. He however succumbed to the injuries.
“According to eyewitnesses, the two had confronted the deceased over Sh20 advanced to him earlier, to buy a glass local brew. But when he could not pay back, they descended on him with blows and kicks leaving him unconscious.
He was rushed to Nyambene level 4 hospital by well wishers where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Detectives based in Meru, have launched a manhunt for the second accomplice in the murder.”” Said DCI