Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Prime suspect in the murder of Meru blogger Sniper arrested

DCI detectives have on Sunday arrested the prime suspect in the murder of Meru-based blogger Blogger Daniel Muthiani alias Sniper.

Brian Mwenda who is a boda boda rider was arrested on the outskirts of Gachanka Village, Ntima East division in North Imenti constituency following a tip off from members of the public.

The detectives spent more than four hours at the house of the suspect collecting crucial information that could help in the investigation. At the same time, Brian is in custody and will be arraigned in court on Monday.

The news follows investigations conducted at the residence of Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza causing a debate among Kenyans.

Sniper’s death has seen condemnation among Kenyans as Interior CS Kithure Kindiki who vowed to ensure the killers are brought to book.

So far five suspects linked to the murder have been arrested and are currently being held in custody as investigation intensifies. The five include Kenneth Mutua Gatiri alias Gasigi, Fredrick Muruiki Kiugi alias Pope, Frankline Kimathi alias Dudu Ras, Timothy Kinoti alias Timo and Murangiri Kenneth Guantai alias Tali.

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