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Five mourners arrested for arson

19 June 2015, 11:34 Steven Njuguna

Nyandarua - There was drama at Gwa Kahii village in Nyandarua County after angry mourners torched the house of a murder suspect before the funeral ceremony.

The mourners who were carrying a casket containing the remains of Samuel Githinji Wambugu, who was murdered on Friday last week, stormed the home of David Nyaga who was arrested in connection with the murder and burned his house.

After the ordeal, the irate mourners barricaded the busy Nyahururu-Gilgil highway in protest and engaged police in running battles as they tried to disperse the crowd.

Nyandarua North OCPD, Benjamin Onsongo said they arrested five people in connection with the riots, adding that it was wrong for residents to take the law into their hands.

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Onsongo added that David Nyaga, the murder suspect was arrested by police after the body of Samuel Githinji Wambugu was found floating on the Gwa Kahii dam by primary school children a day after he went missing.

“He was arrested taken to court in connection with the murder and it’s up to the system to determine whether he is guilty or innocent. It was wrong for the residents to torch his house,” he said.

He said that the five suspects will be arraigned in court Friday.

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