Meru: Cops arrest one of two suspects who beat man to death over Ksh.20 debt


A 24-year-old man has been arrested by Maua police officers for allegedly murdering his friend Kenneth Bundi over a Ksh.20 debt.

The suspect and an accomplice, Murangiri Maore, who is still at large, confronted and assaulted the victim on Saturday, according to a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

“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,” the DCI said. 

According to witnesses, the two confronted the deceased and demanded that he pay up some Ksh.20 that he had been given to buy a glass of local brew earlier.

“But when he could not pay back, they descended on him with blows and kicks leaving him unconscious,” the police said. 

“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.

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