Three arrested over the murder of blogger

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KIBWEZI – Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a KPLC staffer, a police officer and an aspiring politician in connection to the murder of a blogger in Kibwezi East.

Through a series of tweets, the DCI revealed that Augustus Mutuku Mwathe, a blogger and political strategist, was killed by unknown assailants on February 2, 2021.

The DCI linked Mutuku’s death to a fallout with an aspiring politician in the upcoming general elections.

The investigative agency sai Amos Kyondu, an aspiring politician,  Abdullahi Wako, an AP officer attached at CIPU Kitengela and Abed Musembi, a KPLC staffer were arrested after investigations into the bloggers murder.

This is after detectives linked the three to the last events of the blogger.

In the tweets, the DCI revealed that Mutuku was attacked after joining his three friends, among them Musembi for drinks at Club DK in Mlolongo.

After drinks, one of the three friends, identified as Charles Mulei offered to drop Mutuku home since he did not have a car and was headed in the same direction. Mutuku is said to have called the girlfriend informing her that he would be home shortly, a promise that did not materialize.

When Mutuku failed to get home as promised, the girlfriend tried reaching him on phone but he was unavailable, phone switched off. The following day, the girlfriend received a text revealing that Mutuku had been attacked and was at the hospital.


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