A cabinet secretary in the National Government and a governor have allegedly been linked to the murders of four firm directors from Kihiu Mwiri Farmers Company. they should have been investigated for their alleged roles in a string of murders that rocked a land-buying company in Muranga, a judge has said.
Top county officials, including a county commissioner and senior police officers, are being instigated for the killings.
The directors of the firm were murdered allegedly in order to silence opposition to illegal acquisition of part of the 1288 acres owned by the firm.
High Court Judge, Joel Ngugi noted that some witnesses were terrified by the mention of Breeze Farm during open proceedings citing fear since the firm was linked to the cabinet secretary.
“I also met a prominent lawyer about Breeze Farm. I also know that the cabinet secretary (name not mentioned) was one of the owners of Breeze Farm. This was the name I did not want to mention. These are the three people I know that claim Breeze belongs to them,” the judge read the witness’s remarks.
“I also know that Breeze Ltd was involved in the deaths. This was the true cause of the conflicts of Kihiu Mwiri,” the Judge added to the suspect testimony.
The desire of the prominent individuals to own the land at all cost was one of the reasons why some of the individuals had been murdered.