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Police investigate killing of Nyumba Kumi chair

02 September 2014, 14:15 John Kioko

Kwale - Police in Msambweni constituency, Kwale County, are investigating killing of Nyumba Kumi chair and Registrar of Person’s vetting officer at Shamu area on Monday night.

50-year-old Kassim Kujenga, who is the Shamu village Nyumba Kumi chairman, was killed by unknown gunmen using an AK-47 at his home at around 00:30 hours according to area AP Commander, Wilson Gichuhi.

He was shot twice in the head where three cartridges were collected by police doing investigations.

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The second incident occurred few meters away from the first one where a vetting officer in the office of Registrar of Persons was killed also.

Hamisi Mwaguzo, 55, is said to have been shot once in the head and twice in the chest by gunmen who escaped unnoticed.

Speaking to the media in Diani on Tuesday, Gichuhi said that the suspects could not be identified since the incidence occurred at night.

“The family is ready to talk to security agents on what they know about the killing but after they are done with mourning,” said the AP commander.

He said that once the families give them information, they will be able to follow leads which will lead to the arrest of the assailants.

Sources said that the two were lured out of their houses separately by unknown people who claimed they needed their help only to kill them.

“For sure we have not yet established the motive of the killing because we have not received any information to lead us but we are sure everything will be out soon. Let's give our police time to investigate,” added Gichuhi.

He however said that it is not possible for strangers to target locals observing that the two might have been killed by people well known to them.

Msambweni deputy OCPD, Samuel Gathirwa told the media that they are doing their best to trace the suspects.

“So far, what we can say is our officers are down investigating the two killing,” he noted.

The bodies of the two were taken to Msambweni hospital mortuary for postmortem as families arrange for burial of their beloved ones according to Muslim laws.

Area ward representative, Omar Boga termed the incident as unfortunate and said that a lot needed to be done to address insecurity in the area.

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“When you see an area being calm, it does not mean criminals are not there and therefore we say something needs to be done by the security department,” he told the media on Tuesday.

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