Two arrested over abduction and murder of taxi driver

Two suspects have been arrested over the disappearance and murder of Evans Bikundo Moracha, a taxi driver.

“Two suspects connected to the abduction and subsequent murder of taxi driver Evans Bikundo Moracha, whose body was recovered at River Sagana on October 14, 2023, have been arrested by Nairobi Region Crime Research detectives following a night-long operation in Nyeri and Kajiado counties.

The two, Stanley Collins Muthika and Kennedy Murimi Kinyua were arrested in Nyeri’s Ruringu village and Olekasasi – Ongata Rongai in Kajiado North respectively.” said DCI

Investigation into the case started when the matter was reported by his wife reported by his wife Teresa Masesi at Mihang’o Police Station that the deceased and his vehicle a Toyota Vitz Reg. No. KDH 833M had been missing for three days.

“It was on the same day that the Ass. Chief Githuri sub-location in Murang’a County reported to the police of an unknown male body having been found at River Sagana. The body that lay naked had multiple head injuries.

Police took the body to Murang’a Level 5 Hospital Mortuary for autopsy and identification through fingerprinting and analysis at the National Registration Bureau (NRB) offices. It was identified as that of Evans Moracha, whose wife had just reported missing.” said DCI

The second suspect Kennedy Murimi Kinyua has been unmasked as a police officer based at Akila Police Station in Lang’ata and had been interdicted for deserting the service.

Currently the police are pursing the wife who is suspected to be a mastermind in the murder given her statement issued barely a day after the body was recovered.

“Police hence believe that Teresa, whose arrest is imminent, is the mastermind behind her husband’s heinous murder, and that her report on the missing husband might have been an afterthought after getting wind of the body’s recovery in Murang’a. Investigations are ongoing to unravel the motive behind the homicide.” said DCI

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