Six Kenya Wildlife Service officers were held for questioning at the Malindi police station over the killing of an elderly man.
The Officers were arrested and detained after recording statements in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old man.
Tana River County Criminal Investigation Officer Mr. Wycliffe Sifuna told a press briefing in Malindi that the officers attached to Tsavo National Park were suspected to have murdered Lami Bocha inside the Tsavo East national park where the deceased together with his three sons were herding cattle.
Mr. Sifuna said the three sons of Bocha were arrested by the KWS officers who shot the father and killed him and later dumped his body in the crocodile infested river Galana before taking the sons to KWS cells in Voi.
The CID boss also said the offence took place on 24th December 2018 and when the sons had been set free on 28th December 2018 they gave out information of the killing to residents and police in Garsen, Tana River County immediately started investigations.
“We had to conduct an identification parade and the boys positively identified those who killed their father and we arrested them,” he said.
He further said investigations that commenced in January this year were near completion and that the suspects will be arraigned in court very soon to face murder charges.
By Simon Guruba