Sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) yesterday Friday September 10, 2021 smoked out the key suspect in the murders of Mombasa based tycoon Sidik Anverali Mohammed and two other people in Kilifi County.
Through a statement the investigative authority noted that the suspect was flushed out of his hideout in Ambuja Court, in Tassia’s Fedha Estate, of the Eastern part of Nairobi City.
The chief suspect is believed to have mobilized a mob to attack the businessman Sidik Anverali Mohammed, his driver and a land agent identified as James Kazungu Kafani in Coastal’s Kilifi County.
Further statement from the DCI noted that the suspect had evaded several police dragnets, until on Monday when the Special Service Unit (SSU) pounced on him in Nairobi, after a long trail.
“In a sting operation mounted by Special Service Unit (SSU) detectives, Mganga was finally cornered yesterday at around 10:30 am,” the DCI’s statement read in part.
“He had previously escaped a police dragnet prompting the DCI to unleash the elite Special Service Unit for his manhunt,” it continued.
The deceased three were on a land buying mission in the area, and had even a toured a piece of land that the businessman Sidik intended to buy before they were attacked by the angry machete-wielding mob that killed them before torching their vehicle.
The land agent Kazungu is reported to have pleaded with the killer gang in their native Giriama language to spare their lives, but the blood thirsty assailants were determined to finish them.
“The lifeless bodies of the three that had deep cuts on their heads appeared to have been dragged on the ground for a distance before they were left sprawled by the roadside near Junju secondary school,” DCI’s statement said.
The businessman had once been feted by President Uhuru Kenyatta for having a successful dairy farm known as Sumra Dairy Farm, which is located in Kikambala-Amkeni in Kilifi.
He came to the limelight in August 2016 when his animals emerged winners in various categories during the Mombasa Agricultural show, where President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded him for the outstanding performance during the official opening of the show.