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Mukurwe-ini man arrested over death of 5-year-old girl

17 September 2014, 16:08 Joseph Mukubwa

Nyeri - Police in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri County are holding a 28-year-old man over the death of his niece who was five-years-old.

The man was arrested on Tuesday at his Ichamara home after neigbours suspected that he might have killed a nursery school kid who had gone missing since last Friday.

It was after members of the public threatened to lynch him that he allegedly confessed to having killed the girl.

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The man, who is a bhang smoker and was even arrested with 200 grams of the drug, was later handed over to the police.

Area deputy commissioner, Isaac Masinde, said the child was later found dead at inside a 2 000 liter water storage tank.

Masinde said the suspect will soon be arraigned in court over murder and illegal possession of cannabis sativa.

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