Police investigating last week’s murder of Governor Martin Wambora’s bodyguard have been allowed by a court in Embu to continue holding a suspect as they conclude investigations.
Resident Magistrate Juliana Ndengeri ruled that Samuel Ndwiga continue to be held for 10 days as the prosecution builds a case in connection to the death of Christopher Njue.
According to the prosecution, Ndwiga, 27, was arrested near the scene where Njue was beaten up in a dispute with one of the operators over the mode of payment of Sh100 fare.
Njue had called the accused for a ride to his Kiambogo home near Kivwe after which an argument ensued over the mode of payment with the deceased insisting he would send the money through M-Pesa.
The 44-year old Embu county enforcement officer attached to Wambora’s security detail succumbed to his injuries on December 25, as he underwent treatment at the Embu Level Five hospital.
Police will also present in court recovered blood stained clubs and other weapons as exhibits.
The magistrate directed that the case be mentioned on January 14, 2019 for further direction from the court.
On Wednesday, angry residents from Kithimu village raided the local market and demolished a boda boda shed as they searched for riders suspected to have killed Njue.
Phineas Njeru, a member of the Nyumba Kumi initiative from Kithimu said he found a large group of people searching for the riders, while accusing them of being behind the bodyguard’s demise on the eve of Christmas.
By Kimani Tirus