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New twist in the murder of Kanduyi MP’s aide as witness killed after revealing the names of the suspects

The murder of the Kanduyi Member of Parliament Wafula Wamunyinyi’s communications assistant, Peter Ochieng popularly known as Storm is taking new twist after a witness in his death was killed on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

The 35-year-old Edward Maruti who is a crucial witness to the murder of the musician was killed after two men attacked him and his family at his home.

Maruti, a resident of Kimilili town in Bungoma County was chopped with a panga leading to his ultimate death while his wife, Bridget Wafula was hit in the eye and had her arm cut and bruised but was spared by the assailants.

Kimilili OCPD Mwita Marwa revealed that the victim had handed him  names of the suspects who were involved in the killing of the MP’s aide.

Police believe those implicated in the murder of the MP’s aide were the same criminals who targeted Maruti and his wife.

“The victim knew two of the suspects who killed Peter Ochieng alias Storm, and had given us the names of the two. Investigations are ongoing to nab the two who are well known by residents here (Bungoma County),” the Police boss stated.

The victim is also said to have known Wamunyinyi’s communications manager, who was mysteriously murdered by unknown assailants.

The MP had maintained that the killing of his aide was not a robbery but a politically instigated action given the severity of the wounds his aide sustained.

The father of the deceased said that the suspect in the murder of his son murder of son had been arrested twice and taken to the police station, once by a family member, and in a separate time by the victim’s father himself.

The suspect was however released on the two occasions he was arrested, and police did not give a reason for the arbitrary release of the murder suspect who is now on the run.

 

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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