Police arrest woman in Embakasi wanted for sister's murder in Nyandarua

Police arrest woman in Embakasi wanted for sister's murder in Nyandarua

Police probe murder of two foreigners (20 August 2017 07:21)
KRA lawyer Jared Ratemo 'was probing tax issue' (13 July 2017 03:06)
Seven-storey building collapses in Embakasi (13 June 2017 02:11)

Date: 19 January 2017 09:46

A woman suspected to have participated in the killing of her sister in Bosnia, Passenga in Nyandarua County a month ago has been arrested.

Nyandarua Central officer commanding police division (OCPD) Wilson Kosgei said police have been trailing the suspect since the killing was reported.

Sources said the suspect was tracked from her Embu hideout before detectives arrested her in Embakasi, Nairobi.

“We have been liaising with our colleagues in Nairobi and I have sent officers to bring her back to the Ol Kalou police station,” said Mr Kosgei.

Her 40-year-old sister was hacked to death following a land row with her siblings and her body dumped in a thicket in Bahati, Nakuru County but was later spotted by villagers running errands in the vast forest.

The killing was linked to a long-drawn-out land tussle between family members, with the slain woman having been bequeathed sole administrative rights by their late father.

Some of her family members were said to have been opposed to the sub division of the 16-acre land which was supposed to be divided among two families.

The slain woman maintained her position that the vast land be subdivided among the two families, but her siblings voiced their displeasure over the subdivision plan.

The arrested woman and her brother went into hiding but police have been tracking them down.

Some of the family members have been arraigned in court and charged with murder.

Tags:  Police arrest woman in Embakasi wanted for sisters murder in Nyandarua


Top news