MURDER INVESTIGATION

Spouse among suspects detained in Kitui teacher's killing probe

The husband will be in police custody for 21 days

In Summary

• 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.

Six suspect Martha Kisilu, Rachael Mutiso, Lawrance ndolo, Nzangi Mulwa,Mutiso Mulwa and Amos Kithiku when the appeared in court over the Killing of teacher Daisy Mblauka on January 6.
IN THE DOCK Six suspect Martha Kisilu, Rachael Mutiso, Lawrance ndolo, Nzangi Mulwa,Mutiso Mulwa and Amos Kithiku when the appeared in court over the Killing of teacher Daisy Mblauka on January 6.
Image: Musembi Nzengu

 

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.