Prime suspect in the murder of three Kilifi men arrested

Robert Mganga went into hiding immediately after the July 7,2021 incident.

In Summary

•Mganga will assist detectives in unraveling the murder mystery and revealing the rest of his accomplices to face justice.

•The Directorate of Criminal Investigations reassured the families of the deceased that no stone shall be left unturned in the investigation of the murders.

The prime suspect.
The prime suspect.
Image: DCI

The prime suspect behind the murders of three men in Kilifi has been arrested.

Robert Mganga went into hiding immediately after the July 7,2021 incident.

DCI Director George Kinoti said Mganga was flushed out of his hideout at Ambuja Court, in Tassia’s Fedha Estate.

Mganga, is believed to have masterminded the attack on Kilifi businessman Sidik Anverali, James Kazungu and another unidentified man of Indian origin believed to be Sidik’s driver.

“In a sting operation, Mganga was finally cornered at around 10:30am on Friday. He had previously escaped a police dragnet prompting the DCI to unleash the elite Special Service Unit for his manhunt,” Kinoti said.

“The murders of the three had left more questions than answers in the in minds of their kin, with some of Kazungu’s family members alleging that their kin was murdered by people well known to him.”

Kinoti said it was established that the three were on a land buying mission in the area and had toured a piece of land that Sidik intended to buy.

The burnt vehicle.
The burnt vehicle.
Image: DCI

It was at this point that they were attacked by a machete wielding mob that butchered them to death.

According to eyewitnesses, Kazungu had pleaded with the attackers in their local Giriama dialect begging them to spare their lives.

But the assailants who were determined to eliminate them would hear none of his pleas.

The lifeless bodies of the three that had deep cuts on the heads appeared to have been dragged on the ground for a distance, before they were left sprawled by the roadside near Junju secondary school.

"The horrifying scene was processed by Crime Scene detectives immediately after the murder, with the forensic evidence gathered and analyzed at DCI’s forensic lab pointing at Mganga as the key suspect," Kinoti said.

Mganga will assist detectives in unraveling the murder mystery and revealing the rest of his accomplices to face justice.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations reassured the families of the deceased that no stone shall be left unturned in the investigation of the murders.