• The Ndooni Primary School Kiswahili and mathematics teacher was ambushed and hacked to death on January 6
•The state counsel said the six were not necessarily culpable and might end up assisting the prosecution.
The husband of Kitui lynch mob victim Daisy Mbaluka is one of the six suspects detained on Monday for 21 days as the police investigate the teacher's murder.
The detention of Lawrence Ndolo (husband), Mutiso Mulwa, his mother Nzangi Mulwa and wife Rachael Nzangi, Amos Kithiku and Martha Kisilu brought to eight the number of people being questioned in connection with the killing of the Ndooni Primary School Kiswahili and mathematics teacher on January 6.
They appeared before Kitui Chief magistrate Stephen Mbungi. Last Thursday, Kitui resident magistrate Felistus Nekesa ordered the detention of Wambua Mwangangi and Christopher Muli, also for 21 days.
Kitui principal prosecution counsel Bonny Okemwa's application for their detention was supported by a sworn affidavit of CID officer Benard Jeffer.
Okemwa said the six were not necessarily culpable and might end up assisting the prosecution.
Ndolo's lawyer Charles Mwalimu unsuccessfully sought to have him released on bond arguing that he had cooperated with the police since the murder of his wife.
Mbaluka was waylaid and hacked to death with pangas as her daughters watched. The assailants also set her body ablaze.