A 44-year-old man killed by five men over livestock theft allegations in Karunduri, Embu County.
The wife of the victim identified as Joy Mwende, told the press that at about 7.30pm, five armed men stormed their house and picked his husband, John Mugendi Njoka, quoting that they are taking him to Kithangeri police line.
Mwende said the five men introduced themselves randomly as, Karanja, Kibaara, Nyayo, Murimi and Munyeru respectively.
She said the suspects whisked her spouse hurriedly and after few minutes, they heard some people raising alarm within the area.
Disturbed with the incident, Mwende alongside her family members decided to visit the site where the sound was emanating from. To her surprise, he came to found the body of her husband lying in a pool of blood and has been killed.
She later registered the crime incident at Runyenjes police station.
Runyenjes OCPP Munywa together with sleuths from Directorate of Criminal Investigations who responded to the site found the deceased also lying in a pool of blood.
The officers noted that the body of John had some bruises on the ribs and right leg.
The security officers documented the crime statement and took the body of the deceased to Kyeni Consolota hospital mortuary pending postmortem.
The murder case was filed under OB XX/24/8/2021 at 11am.
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